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March 2021 Countdown to Success: On why you need to start a daily habit of learning

Updated: Oct 12

Inputs, 4 Quotes, 3 Thoughts, 2 Challenges and 1 Question (March, 4th 2021)


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Happy March,

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5 Inputs to Inspire (Google Search Titles if Newsletter is Physical Print)

I. The Half-Life of Facts: Why everything we know has an expiration dateby Samuel Arbesman


II. Journal of Dairy Science: FREE with $110.00 Annual ADSA Membership


III. Become a Speed-Reading Machine - Read 300 Books This Year (Only $25!)


IV. The Math Behind The 5-Hour Rule: Why You Need to Learn 1 Hour Per Day Just to Stay Relevant


V. How to Start New Habits that Actually Stick by James Clear(My inspiration for the Countdown to Success Newsletter!)


4 Quotes to Contemplate

I. Self-development guru Tony Robins on the importance of developing yourself:


Work harder on yourself than on anything else.


II. Pulitzer Prize winning author Jennifer Egan on the importance of reading:


Reading is the nourishment that lets you do interesting work.


III. Renown speaker, personal development coach and business man Jim Rohn on self-education:


Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. Life wants you to win, but you must get out of your own way.

IV. Author and thought leader James Clear on controlling your daily content inputs:


Your actions are a consequence of your thoughts. Your thoughts are a consequence of what you consume. And in the modern age, what you consume is largely a consequence of how you select and refine your social media feed. Choose better inputs. Get better outputs.


3 Thoughts to Ponder

I. Investing 20 minutes per day learning means that in one year you will have invested the equivalent of 12-10-hour workdays, 121 hours, 7,260 minutes, or 435,600 seconds on improving yourself.


II. Select one area to learn in this year. If you commit the time to learn in this one area you could become the local expert in this field in only one year!


III. We are all small fish in a big pond. Somewhere in that big blue expanse is a competitor, posing as a bigger fish, hunting you. Make sure you feed your professional development appropriately to prepare for the day you clash.


2 Challenges to Conquer

I. ID one area you want to learn in this year and collect 20 sources of information to feed into this area monthly. These resources can be books, journals, or contacts. Compile a list of these resources and review it daily until you have consumed every piece of content on it! Rinse and repeat until Dec 31st.


II. Share one thing you learn from your daily learnings with another individual each day this month.


1 Reflection Question

What do I need to learn today to become who I want to be in five years?


Until next month,

Dr. Eric Rooker

Founder of Operators to Owners

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