In my post yesterday, I wrote about four skills that you might want to learn this year: writing, public speaking, coding, and online marketing. I also gave you some resources there including some courses.
Here we are in 2017. Being in a new year, it’s a good time for you and me to do something new. There are many things that you could do, of course, but – because I’m a big believer in self-education – I’d like to encourage you to make your self-education a priority this year.
I love to learn from great people and get inspired by their stories. Among them, Theodore Roosevelt (TR) is a favorite of mine. His story never ceases to inspire me. Here I’d like to give you the reasons why I find TR inspiring. After reading them, I think you will agree with me that he is a great model to learn from. Without further ado, here are five reasons why TR is inspiring.
What do you think is an important factor for success? While there are others, I believe that an important factor for success is determination. Paul Graham – the founder of a startup incubator in Silicon Valley – wrote this: We learned quickly that the most important predictor of success is determination… While it certainly helps to be smart, it’s not the deciding factor. There are plenty of people as smart as Bill Gates who achieve nothing.
I have read many productivity books over the years. These are books that aim to improve your personal productivity. They aim to help you get more done in less time. Among them, I have some favorites. There are many other books on productivity, of course, but these are the ones that you should read if you want to read just a few of them. Without further ado, here the five best productivity books to read.