On the shoulder of Giants-Day 6

Have you been pursuing all the things you wanted to do but couldn’t do for whatever reason?

Did you start at it? Like I started or restarted reading now that I am between Jobs and can pursue passion projects.I wonder why did I wait, why didn’t I read more good books and why didn’t I learn from other people’s experiences any sooner

In order to cut the learning curve and minimize the number of mistakes you’ll make, you need to do one thing: You need to read a lot. Reading books and articles from individuals who have done what you are looking to do will cut the learning curve by months, years, even decades for you.

Understand, whatever your goals are in life, there are two ways of achieving them: There’s the long conventional path. And then there’s the shorter less conventional path.

The long conventional path is the result of not being someone who actively seeks out new ideas. The long conventional path is what happens when you think you don’t have to read about other successful people in your field who are 20 years down your same path.

This is the penalty of not reading and having to learn everything the hard way. The penalty of trying to do everything through trial and error is that you will have to achieve everything you’re going to achieve 20 times slower.

Save yourself the time and effort and remember what Socrates once said,“Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.”

Stand on the shoulders of Giants by reading on them, by them.

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