I read a lot. Like a lot a lot.
But I might be reading too much lately. Or perhaps another way to put it is I’m not applying enough of what I’m reading.
Jumping from one book to the next without actually taking the time to access it, test its ideas in your own life and internalize the good stuff isn’t doing you any favors. Creativity, entrepreneurship, dreams… these things are made from actionable steps towards something.
It’s easy to get stuck in practice mode: where it looks like your learning and honing your skills, but in reality, you’re not really doing much.
Learning and doing are completely different things. Learning is massively important. Learning enables doing, but it doesn’t equate to doing. We could go our entire lives reading, taking online courses, attending workshops, without really accomplishing anything.
Are you just learning or are you applying what you learn?
Are you avoiding acting on your dreams by learning and ‘waiting until you know more’?
Sometimes (usually all the time) the best lessons are lessons we figure out on the move and acquire through doing.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #764