Becoming by Doing

“We often miss opportunity because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work” ~ Thomas Edison

I love to read. I have books spilling off every shelf and a stack by my bedside. However, it has only been of late that I have come to terms with the fact that I have probably only moderately benefited from the majority of them due to my own laziness. I put down a good motivational book on organizing or finances or faith or leadership and feel empowered….for about a day. Then I slide back into my old habits.

Instead of taking the good things and implementing them and making them good habits, they fade away along with the sense of “knowledge.”

They say that in 10 years you would be exactly the same person you are today except for the books you read and the people you meet. I would take it a step further and say that you would be the same person if you only read the books and forgot about them or if you only met the people and forgot about them. For books or people, if not embraced and integrated into your life, the amount of impact or change might be minimal.

Living with Momentum means taking every experience, every book, every person and learn from them. Learn to apply the good from each, act on that good and become a better person.

Living with Momentum means becoming by doing.