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  • http://josuemolina.com/ 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.

    • http://www.thedailyretort.com/ TorConstantino

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

      • http://josuemolina.com/ J.Molina

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

        • http://michaelhyatt.com/ 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!

          • http://josuemolina.com/ J.Molina

            Hey thats right! :D

    • http://JonDHarrison.com/ 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.

  • http://forthisisthetime.com/ Esther Aspling

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

    http://forthisisthetime.com/

    • http://www.thedailyretort.com/ 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?

  • http://KCProcter.com/ ThatGuyKC

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

    • http://www.thedailyretort.com/ TorConstantino

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

  • http://JonDHarrison.com/ Jonathan Harrison

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

    • http://www.thedailyretort.com/ TorConstantino

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

  • http://www.thedailyretort.com/ TorConstantino

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