Consumption Isn’t Progress. Do This To Make Real Changes.
I love reading books and learning new stuff. Sitting down with a book in my hand sipping my morning coffee feels fantastic.
The other day, I looked at my bookshelf and realized I had over a hundred self-help books. Then, I asked myself, “Why do I still have problems in life? Why isn’t things as I want them to be?”
I remembered what Alex Hormozi said in one of his videos. He says you can learn more from selling than reading a hundred books on sales.
The point is that consuming information will not help you progress. Instead, you must take action.
Reading self-help books, watching personal growth videos, and listening to productivity podcasts can feel like you are progressing. These activities give you a false idea that you are moving towards your goals.
But the truth is you aren’t. It’s just like me sipping my morning coffee and enjoying a book in my hand. Of course, I learn new concepts from the book. However, after reading the book, I don’t remember more than half the things.
The reason: I don’t take action. I don’t implement what I learn.
Action creates progress
One of the first self-help books I read was How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. I thought I would become a people magnet after I finished reading it. But unfortunately, nothing changed in my life. Even though I learned the concepts from the book, I didn’t make any progress.
It’s because I never really went out and practiced the principles described in the book.
Only after I read it for the second and third time did I begin implementing the practices in real life.
Watching a video on productivity is fun. But what’s the use of it if you aren’t taking action from your lessons?