you become your own teacher and mentor. You push yourself to learn from every possible source. You read more books than those who have a formal education, developing this into a lifelong habit. As much as possible, you try to apply your knowledge in some form of experiment or practice*
Is there something you can do that can build an asset for you? Every single day? […] Something that you can learn? Every single day is a lot of days.**
What can I do today that is more than a repeat of yesterday?
I can learn more.
I open my books.
I wander with my thoughts.
And come upon some ideas to play with.
‘May my mind come alive today
To the invisible geography
That invites me to new frontiers,
To break the dead shell of yesterdays,
To risk being disturbed and changed.^