I just read this quote about consumption that was spot on for me. It said:
"Stop Consuming So Much Information without Doing Anything. Seriously, do you really think that next eBook for $27.99 is going to tell you way more than you already know? It amazes me how many people would rather ‘consume’ all day than actually apply the teachings they’ve been reading and hearing again and again and again. The fact is most of us don’t need any more information, we just need to actually do something."
I don't know if this hits home for you as much as for me. I never considered pouring myself into parenting books, cookbooks, or business books as a way of consumption. But I couldn't help nod when I realized that often I read books with the same message just reiterating what I already knew. Just reading these concepts isn't producing any results unless I use the knowledge already in me and put it to good use. Duh!
Honestly, sometimes I even purchase a few books on a topic I'm excited about and then only get to a couple of them before my enthusiasm dies down. Fortunately, I'm into used books. :o) But what a waste of time and money, I'm realizing!
Here's to getting out there and practicing all that wisdom we've been reading about!
Note: This quote comes from "The Sales Lion" at http://www.thesaleslion.com/life-changing-habits-make-2012-best-year-ever/ on 1/4/2012.
Jen Starks, Owner www.ecologicalbabies.com firstname.lastname@example.org 574.275.1235