How to Not Waste Time Finding Your Next Favorite Book
A Strategic Approach to Growing In Your Life
There's a question that's been surfacing recently, "How do I not waste my time looking for the right growth material?"
It's a valid concern. We've all been there.
We choose a book, podcast, or class hoping to learn and grow, only to find that it doesn't resonate with us, it's not what we expected, or it's simply a waste of time. It's frustrating and disheartening.
So, how do we navigate this? By implementing a strategy: Scan before you commit.
The Pitfall of Premature Commitment
The worst thing you can do is commit to something without knowing if it's worthwhile. Here's why:
You don't know if it's any good.
You've already blocked off time for it.
You're more concerned about fulfilling the commitment than actual learning.
Instead, follow this principle:
Commit as much time as you are confident this material will help you.
In other words, don't commit too much time unless you are confident that the material will be beneficial. Otherwise, it's a waste of time.
The Strategy: Scan, Assess, Commit/Uncommit
The process is simple: Scan the material, assess its potential value, then decide to commit or uncommit based on your confidence level.
Here’s how you do that:
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