The second building block successful people–people who are living a soul-prospering life–have in common is taking time to study in their particular area of interest. This area of interest may not have anything to do with how they earn their living. For instance, by day they may be an acclaimed scientist or “only” an office worker in the accounting department, but they may be fascinated by woodworking, gardening, or learning how to be a better parent or spouse.
People who are living a life that they love make it a priority to pursue those things that interest them, regardless of the other responsibilities, obligations, and cares that are on their plate.
And, the very first thing in the morning is a perfect time to immersing themselves in something they enjoy–taking a few minutes for this, at least.
This thing that interests them is something that’s important and meaningful to THEM. Not to their spouse, or kids, or boss. It may not be something that’s popular or that others value. But it’s important to them and they pursue it anyway.
What are your interests–especially the ones you don’t have the time during the day to pursue? Promise yourself that in the mornings you’re going to study and learn more about it–even if you have only 5 minutes to give it. It’ll be one of the best investments you’ll make of your time.
Your Friend and Pep Pal,