Statistics suggest that only 10% of people will ever enter a bookstore and purchase after they have graduated. Only 10% of people will continue to read and expand their horizons.
Learning is an imperative part of maximizing your earning potential. Reading, taking courses, newsletters and consistently upgrading your knowledge base will allow you to have greater perspective and take advantage of opportunities when they present themselves.
As the statistics state most people are stuck at graduation level for their knowledge base so to increase your competitive advantage relative to your co-workers reading is one of the simplest and most effective tactics. It hardly takes any time at all to increase your learning relative to the others you work with and by applying many of the things you can take from books and programs you will certainly have a greater chance of maximizing your life, earnings and growth.
Spend one hour a day reading on any defined subject matter and within three years you will be a leading world expert. That is a fact. Cut out television, listen to audio books while you exercise or just simply find time to relax and read. The benefits are tremendous and the chances of you being the person you have always hoped you could be are greatly enhanced. You'll probably be the first chosen for promotion or a raise because the odds are dramatically increased by what you know and how you apply it.
Continue to learn. Just one more of the secrets of the successful and happy.