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One Hour a Day



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One Hour Per Day

Did you know that one hour per day of study will put you at the top of your field within three years?

Think about it.

You’ve reached as far as you can go in your career with what you already know. Any progress that you make from now onward will require additional knowledge and skills.

Commit to Lifelong Learning

One quality of leaders and high achievers in every area is a commitment to ongoing personal and professional development.

They look upon themselves as self-made people, as “works in progress.” They never become complacent or satisfied. They are always striving toward ever greater heights of understanding and expertise.

Get to the Top in Five Years

Businessman and writer Earl Nightingale said that studying one hour a day in your chosen field was all it takes.

One hour per day of study will put you at the top of your field within three years. Within five years you’ll be a national authority. In seven years, you can be one of the best people in the world at what you do.

Read Everything You Can

Read all you can about your field. Subscribe to the executive book clubs and book summaries. Build your own library of important books in your industry and profession.

Never be cheap about your education.

Go Through 50 Books Per Year

If you read one hour per day in your field, that will translate into about one book per week. One book per week translates into about 50 books per year. 50 books per year will translate into about 500 books over the next ten years.

Now, do you think all these books and reading would make any difference?

In a world where the average person reads one book a year, regular reading will transform your life completely.

Join the Top 1% of Money Earners

If you read only one book per month, that will put you into the top 1% of income earners in our society. But if you read one book per week, 50 books per year, that will make you one of the best educated, smartest, most capable and highest paid people in your industry.

In addition, you should always attend seminars, workshops, classes and conferences.

In fact, if you invested 3% of your annual income back into yourself, back into your own personal and professional development, you will never have to worry about money again.

Action Exercisesy

Here are two things you can do immediately to put these ideas into practice.

First, ask the successful people around you for their best book recommendations. Whatever advice they give you, immediately go out and buy those books, take them home and begin reading for one hour every morning before you start work.

Second, when you read, underline and take notes when you find important ideas that you can use. Implement them immediately. Take action of some kind on good ideas. You will be amazed at the change in your career.

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1. Career success is based on a person’s knowledge and skill. True or false?

2. Anyone can advance and progress if he or she learn and practice, but if they don’t study and practice, they are stuck where they are. Is this right or wrong?

3. Do leaders and high achievers ever become complacent?

4. Is it very difficult to study and learn in your field, or is it very simple? What is the secret or tools of success?

5. Will results come immediately or does it take time?

6. Education and training is only your company or organization’s responsibility. Yes or no? Does learning and training cost money? What should you do?

7. Is only reading, studying and knowledge enough?


A. I, and my friends and colleagues read a lot (of books). We must read a lot. Yes or no?

B. Do all the top people in your company, industry and profession read extensively?

C. I know people who seldom read and study. True or false? What is the career status and financial situation?

D. Do you know people who are bookworms, but are not “successful”, careerwise and moneywise?

E. Have things changed over the years and decades?

G. What will it be like in the future?

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