I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read.
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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.
J.M. – love that statement “…leaders are readers…” – I’m going to steal…um, er…I mean, borrow that one ;-)
Don’t worry. I borrowed it from somewhere too.
::cough:: Dave Ramsey. :D
I think it was actually John Maxwell who used it first. But, hey, it’s yours now. And you have the same initials!
Hey thats right! :D
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.
I never desire to take advice from someone who has not lived more than he talks.
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?
Is it bad that my first thought was “Amen” and my second thought was “Who is Samuel Johnson?”.
Hah, now THAT is comedy (mainly because I had the exact same thought flow)…..
I don’t know, sometimes it can be good entertainment to listen to the highly opinionated and ignorant.
…and stubborn – the unwillingness to change one’s mind in the presence of new information adds to the entertainment value!
Awesome quote – it goes to the belief that we must continue to be lifelong learners. Great reminder!