Your mind is your most precious asset. You must be
continually working to increase the quality of your
thinking. One of the best ways is to turn driving time into
learning time. Listen to educational audio cassettes in your car.
The average driver according to the American Automobile
Association, drives 12,000 to 25,000 miles each year,
spending 500 to 1000 hours that you spend each year in your
car. That is the equivalent of 12 1/2 to 25 forty-hour
weeks. This is the same as two full university semesters
spent behind the wheel of your car each year.
Turn Driving Time Into Learning Time…
If you did nothing but use that traveling time as learning
time, this decision alone could make you one of the best
educated people of your generation. Many people have gone
from rags to riches simply by listening to audio programs as
they drive to and from work.
Attend Every Seminar You Can…
In addition, for personal and professional development, you
should attend every seminar you can. You can often save
yourself 100′s of hours of reading and researching by
attending a seminar given by an authority in his or her
field. You can learn ideas, techniques and methods that can
save you hours, days, even months of hard work and research
on your own.
The Key to Increased Income…
Remember, to earn more, you must learn more. Your outer
world of results will always correspond to your inner world
of preparation. I’ve always loved the poem by Henry
Wadsworth Longfellow where he describes those who achieve
great things with their lives:
“Those heights by great men reached and kept were not
obtained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions
slept were toiling upward in the night”
Remember, continuous learning is the minimum requirement for
success in any field.
Here are two things you can do to put these ideas to work in
your life immediately.
First, purchase an audio program that can help you to be
happier and more effective today. Begin listening to it
immediately. Resolve never to listen to music in your car
when you can turn driving time into learning time.
Second, seek out seminars and training programs given by
experts in your field. Sit close to the front, take careful
notes, and apply the best ideas that you learn immediately.
by Brian Tracy