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  • J.Molina

    Leaders are readers. Writers are as well. It’s lack of discipline or selfishness — thinking that what they say is more important.

    It’s been an internal struggle for me to stay on top of my reading, but I’ve improved a lot.

    • TorConstantino

      J.M. – love that statement “…leaders are readers…” – I’m going to steal…um, er…I mean, borrow that one ;-)

      • J.Molina

        Don’t worry. I borrowed it from somewhere too.
        ::cough:: Dave Ramsey. :D

        • Michael Hyatt

          I think it was actually John Maxwell who used it first. But, hey, it’s yours now. And you have the same initials!

          • J.Molina

            Hey thats right! :D

    • Jon D Harrison

      Great point. While I by no means claim to be an expert writer, what I do know I learned from reading really good writings of others.

  • Eric Leszkowicz

    Incredibly true.

  • Esther Aspling

    I never desire to take advice from someone who has not lived more than he talks.

    • TorConstantino

      I agree Esther – it brings up a tangential point that I struggle with….

      Should we seek counsel and advice from someone who has gone through a situation or managed to avoid it?

      Example: Should couples experiencing martial problems seek out a counselor who has been divorced themselves? Further, should someone facing financial problems seek advice from someone who has not declared bankruptcy?

  • ThatGuyKC

    Is it bad that my first thought was “Amen” and my second thought was “Who is Samuel Johnson?”.

    • TorConstantino

      Hah, now THAT is comedy (mainly because I had the exact same thought flow)…..

  • Jonathan Harrison

    I don’t know, sometimes it can be good entertainment to listen to the highly opinionated and ignorant.

    • TorConstantino

      …and stubborn – the unwillingness to change one’s mind in the presence of new information adds to the entertainment value!

  • TorConstantino

    Awesome quote – it goes to the belief that we must continue to be lifelong learners. Great reminder!