There is an old saying that, “Leaders are Readers”. However, so often in such a fast paced world, it can be difficult to read as much as you might like. So that’s why I like to say, “Leaders are Learners”. The key is to be learning as much as you can each and everyday. So what can you do when you don’t have as much time to read as you’d like? Simple…turn your car into a University on Wheels.
There are tons of CD’s and MP3’s that can be listened to while you’re driving that will make your drive time more productive. Having trouble reading the bible? Ok, listen to it instead. Need to get some more info on healthy living. Listen to something. Have a big project at work you need to have more knowledge for. Find a book that touches on the subject then buy the audio version instead.
I’m a huge fan of music and periodically you just need some music to listen to while driving, however if you’re smart you’ll start introducing some learning into the mix as well. Even just 1/2 hour per day will add up to significant amounts of learning over the course of a year. I started this habit back in the mid 90’s and now I hardly ever listen to music while in the car…between Cd’s and podcasts there is a never ending source of great teaching out there, the question is are you tapping into it? Leaders are learners…how you doing?