Wherever you go and whatever you do, try to focus on learning something.
Useful information is everywhereâ€”for example, you can find it in meetings with prospects; in attending seminars; and in reading books, magazines, and newspapers.
The information you learn can be applied in many ways.
There is something useful to be learned in every situation, even when you see or hear something with which you don’t agree.
It does you no good to be critical or angry.
These attitudes usually prevent you from learning something.
For example: A former business partner of mine complained a lot. He would go to various seminars and would get upset if the speaker didn’t cover every single item on the syllabus or covered them in a different order. I would tell him, “So what?”
“When you’re through learning, you’re through.”
– Vernon Law
To me, it was far more important to take away something useful from these seminars.
In every situation into which you are thrown, it’s important to learn all of the useful information possible.
Ask yourself constantly, “How can I use this idea or that concept to help to my clients or myself grow our businesses bigger and stronger?”
Every piece of information has the ability to lead you closer to your goal, but you have to recognize the opportunity.
Remember to write down everything that you can while you are learning. If you don’t, you risk losing the idea, and it may be gone forever.
What useful information did you learn today?