Do you have a library card? At this point you're probably asking yourself how in world this is possibly going to translate into a commentary on self-improvement. Bear with me on this because it's going to fit together I assure you.
Sadly, if you're like most folks you don't have one. Not only that, you might not even remember last time you took advantage of these incredible repositories of knowledge. In actuality word incredible is a gross understatement to describe just how much is waiting for us all on those bookshelves. And in many cases for FREE to boot!
It's been said many times that a person can become an expert in just about anything provided they take amount of required time for them to learn subject. I won't go in depth here but suffice it to say I am huge proponent of continued self education. I hope that you are as well.
There are many methods you and I can apply to put ourselves on path towards continuos education. We've got Internet. We've got those around us & our mentors. We have all kinds of formal education and not so formal... and of course we have libraries.
As promised in my opening statement, here's how it all fits together. I read a whole lot of personal development books and listen to a lot of tapes. It's not uncommon for me to not know what's currently playing on radio stations because I prefer to use my driving time as learning time.
In addition to personal development I also like to read biography's and auto-biography's of people I am interested. There's an old quote that I simply love which say's "Success Leaves Clues". It's in this truth that leads me to read a lot of biographies. So this past week I wanted to get a better grasp of courage, persistence, and will to simply not give up in face of dire situations.