Make Every Minute Count
Your mind is your most precious asset. You must be continually working to increase the quality of your thinking.
Turn Driving Time Into Learning Time
One of the best ways is to turn driving time into learning time. Listen to educational audios 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 40-hour weeks. This is the same as two full university semesters spent behind the wheel of your car each year.
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.
About Brian Tracy — Brian is recognized as the top sales training and personal success authority in the world today. He has authored more than 60 books and has produced more than 500 audio and video learning programs on sales, management, business success and personal development, including worldwide bestseller The Psychology of Achievement. Brian's goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined. You can follow him on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Linkedin and Youtube.