“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” — Harry Truman
Do you get return on your reading investment? Do you turn insights into action?
Well, I know I use reading to give me an edge in all areas of my life. I also share what I learn with others to give them an edge in life. That’s part of what this blog is all about.
In Little Guide To Your Well-Read Life: How To Get More Books In Your Life And More Life From Your Books, Steve Leveen writes about reading as an investment.
Your Notebook is Not a Miser’s Sock
Take good notes and use them, too.
“‘The time you spend in reading is an investment,’ Walter Pitkins advices us. ‘You ought to get good returns on it.
But, in order to do so, you must salt down the essence of books and articles in whatever form proves most usable.’
And don’t put your notes away.
‘A notebook is not a miser’s sock in which treasure is to be hidden,’ he reminds us. ‘It is a tool drawer, which ought to be opened daily.'”
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