An exercise well executed for past six months and its results.
It was few months back when I thought of performing a ritual of continuous learning, to implement this I added a routine of reading one hour daily. It’s been six months now and not a day when I have read for less than an hour.
It sounds amazing the bags of knowledge I gain the wiser I became, but that was not the case. After four months the level of distraction increased.
It was only last week after a week of patient analysis I realized that I was planting cactus together with flowers in my garden (aka brain). The problem was that I was reading anything I found fascinating from politics to string theory. This changed my garden into a dump-yard filled with boxes of incomplete information lying here and there with no connection to each other piling one over another. Another problem I was was having the huge knowledge of different fields but never implementing any because I was busy gaining new knowledge. I mixed lot different fields and it crossed processing capabilities of my brain.
There are two lessons I learnt during this exercise
- Read regularly, but do not just read anything. It must be something that improves you and your life. You should be very selective about what you read. Even a single wrong plantation in your garden will be a black mark to the glory of the garden.
- Use, Implement, Take actions based on the knowledge you gain. Daily actions to cherish your dream with the knowledge you acquire is the only path. Most of us know what to do but a consistent action is what it takes to achieve the dreams.