Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Stupid Is as Stupid Does

On Monday I talked about the importance of self-selection; making the decision to matter, to lead, to accomplish, and then going out and doing that.

If you've been to the movies in the last 15 years you recognize the title as a line from Forrest Gump.

The line is truer than you think.

If you are going to matter you’ve got to keep learning.

If you are not doing something outside work hours to increase the skills you use during work you are already falling behind.

It always amazes me that, according to most reliable sources, at least 87% of the American population never reads a whole book once they exit high school or college. That is stunning, sad and scary.

When was the last time you learned something? I don’t mean something as simple as not to touch a hot stove…something complicated?

When was the last time you read a non-fiction book, watched an informational/educational video, or attended a class or seminar?

When was the last time you consciously moved forward?

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