Books Don’t Make You Better
Only you can do that.
Sure, a book, blog or podcast can motivate you and wake you up take action, but you are the one who has to take the leap.
I’ve read hundreds of books, and there’s a countless number of books and insights out there in the world — more than I could read in a lifetime — but it doesn’t mean anything if I don’t use the wisdom in my own life.
That’s why 80% of colleges are broken. All theory, no application. Then again, at it’s best college is designed to give you a good job, not give you a good life.
How many “Read this to change your life” books have you read? How many have you stuck with? If I followed everything in the Four Hour Work Week, I’m sure I’d be financial free right now. If I applied everything in the 7 habits of highly effective people I’m positive my life would be better, right?
But I haven’t. Not because I don’t want to, just because…. Well I haven’t.
You see, change is just another word for hard work.
If you want to see positive change in your life, and in the lives around you, you’ve got to tighten your belt, put on your shoes, and go to work.
What ever the medium that brings you a spark of desire to change, you’re still the one who has wake up and make something happen.
Stay BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner