"Don't say you don't have time to read. You don't have time not to read, look at it that way." Mike Boyle
In 2004 I committed to a personal growth plan. This plan involved reading one book a month in professional or personal development. I would spend about 30-minutes, every morning, before work reading, reflecting and recording any insights I felt valuable.
This, by far, has been the most important decision I ever made with regards to my career. As the years went on, I began to slowly separate myself from other people who were showing up to work every day just as I was.
It wasn't because I had any particular talent or ability. In fact, many of the people I worked had more advanced degrees in higher education than I had. I was merely more committed to furthering my development at a small level, every day.
Last Wednesday my friend Mike Boyle made an Instagram post on reading 10-pages a day. He wrote, if you read ten pages a day, that's 300 a month or 12-books per year.
It reminded me of the power of small commitments. Anyone of us has time to read 10-pages a day.
Jim Rohn said, "Personal development – the never ending chance to improve not only yourself but also attract opportunities and affect others."
Give it a try, you won't be disappointed by the results.