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Why Studying Is So Crucial For Success?

Joseph O’Donnel was right. The best investment we can make is knowledge. And how do we get knowledge? I don’t know about you, but the only way I can learn is by studying and keeping an open mind when it comes to new ideas.

The key word is study. Many of us went through years and years of school and, when we finally got released (out), the idea of studying was like the idea of hitting your head against the wall…it felt so good to stop.

However, as I’ve matured (gotten older), I’ve come to relish the idea of learning and studying. Certainly it was that way when it came to learning about success and what it takes to be successful. I now know that in order for me to get what I want (i.e., be successful), I must study what others have done before me to get what they wanted.

And that, my friend, is the idea of this web site and this series of newsletters…to stimulate you to take action to feed that wonderful and incomparable mind of yours.

But back to studying. What I have found is that it takes a certain amount of discipline for me do study. The best thing that works for me is to set aside a certain amount of time every day (or as often as you can-we’re all busy with jobs, families and other things) and STICK TO IT. They say that it takes 21 days to form a new habit. I don’t know if that’s always true but I would suggest that when you get into a studying routine for a 3 week period, you’ll find yourself looking forward to it and will be dissapointed when you’re forced to miss it.

Why Studying Is So Crucial For Success?

The neat thing about learning new things and ideas is that it’s now yours for life. No one can ever take it away from you and you can access it at any time you choose. How many times have you been in a situation that, when confronted with something new, had stored somewhere in your mind the information you needed to go forward?

This could be as simple as remembering directions or taking a certain action to avoid danger. As babies we learned certain basic things that serve us the rest of our lives. Did you ever stick your finger in the flame of a candle to see if it was really hot? How many times did you have to do that to prove it to yourself? And have you ever forgotten it?

So when it comes to accessing the information that can make us reach our real potential, doesn’t it make sense that studying and learning about other successful people can be the catalyst to launch us into our dreams come true?