I was recently challenged by my brother to read 22 books this year. He said, “All great leaders read at least 22 books a year.”
As I was doing some quick research this morning to fact check him…I stumbled across this stat:
The average person reads 12 books a year.
Not one person reading this message would be ok with being ‘average.’ No true competitor/leader wants to be average, right?!
So…where does the time come from to accomplish this?
Two quick anecdotal stories for you:
First, I was listening to a podcast about two years ago (Michael Hyatt). He said, “You are shortchanging yourself as a leader if you are not exercising at least 30 minutes a day.”
My weight had ballooned to 204 pounds. I knew it was time to pay attention to my health… and get after it.
And, truth be told, I am not a fan of yard work. I am quick to remind my wife I only have so much time in the day…and I’m busy.
And she’s quick to remind I can devote three hours on Sunday afternoon during football season for Steeler games.
We make time for what we deem a priority. I am challenging you to grow yourself…and commit to reading 22 books this year. You still have 75% of the year left.
I’m in your corner. Get after it…and Win the Day- pja
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