4 Ways to Find the Time to Read

reader“I don’t have time to read books.”

“I don’t like to read.”

How many times have you heard those excuses when it comes to personal development?

How many times have you used those excuses?

I used to do the same thing. But not anymore.

Readers Lead and Leaders Read
— Dave Ramsey (and probably many others)

While listening to Dave Ramsey one day, I heard him say that he has a “required reading” list for new hires and that he himself reads at least one nonfiction book a month.

Personally, I have been known to go through spurts when it comes to reading, and usually in fiction. But I never seemed to have the “time” to read for personal growth.

Today, though I am reading more than ever, and mostly nonfiction. Here are four ways to find the time to read.

Why Do I (And You) Have to Apologize If We Were Right?

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Here is a hypothetical situation: A rift was caused between two people that was based on bad information. One party held a grudge for months because of it. An apology was made. Everything is OK, right? Not even close. The party on the receiving end of the apology is now offended.

Why? Maybe the apology was a bit lukewarm. Maybe the root of the problem goes deeper. There could be many “good” reasons for the offense.

Have you ever been involved in a situation where you were wronged, an apology was offered, but things didn’t get resolved?

Dave, you suck at follow through

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[dc]W[/dc]hile traveling with a colleague recently, we began discussing the strengths and weaknesses of team members. Each member brings a unique strength to the team, but also has weaknesses that sometimes frustrate the other members.

When it got to my name, this colleague didn’t pull any punches. “Dave, you are a great idea man, but you sometimes suck at follow through.”

“Yeah. I know.”