If you are reading, then what are you reading?

posted Jun 10, 2017, 8:19 AM by David Alan Binder

If you are reading, then what are you reading?

If you are not reading, then you are not a writer!

“The quality of your life is a direct reflection of the quality of communication with yourself and others.”  This is my take on an old adage that is always worth noting.

My Dear Writers and Dear Readers, you are doing exactly the right thing.  Right here and right now, you are preparing your mind and yourself for the future.

 When I am not writing this is what I’m doing:

·        I am reading Steven Pressfield, Shawn Coyne and Seth Godin currently.

·        I am nourishing my mind with all things story.

·        I am learning about fiction, nonfiction, story gridding, etc.

·        I also listen to Kyle Cease.  Yes, he was a comedian.  Now he is turning into something quite different.  One of his YouTube videos titled “Stop Hoarding Content”.  For a while, I thought I had run out of things to blog about.  Be specific!  Okay, I thought that I had parceled out all the information I could give another person to help them.

 

·        One can never learn too much.

·        Learning begets learning.  A deeper, essential, knowledge base built upon basics, renewed by commitment, fostered by tentacles of information and data retrieval.

 

·        This layering and layering builds exponentially upon the precepts and concepts of what you have already learned.

·        I read about someone that writes 3000 words or maybe it was 5000 words a day.  Grasshopper, it takes time.  It does not happen overnight.  Write 10 words a day and build and build and build and before you know it you are up to thousands of words a day.

·        Absorbing knowledge allows you to build your content in your blog, your book, your daily life. 

 

Keep building, my dear readers and dear writers!

 

Always keep in your mind:

A.   What are you doing?

B.   Why are you doing it?

C.   What are you thinking?

D.   Why are you thinking it?

E.    Advance yourself, while you advance others.

F.    It is a rocket ships existence for all of us.  Once we overcome the resistance (pull of gravity) that holds us back then we enter a “better” space.  We can go longer, faster, further with less effort.

 

One more thing:

·        “After all, if we are not here to help each other, then what are we here for?”

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