Ordinary People Buy Things; Extraordinary People Spend Their Money on Learning

Luke Rowley
Jun 11 · 2 min read

“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.”
— Anthony J. D’Angelo

What would it mean to you if you could never cease to grow?

How would you feel to know that you were becoming better every day, week, month, and year?

What would you do if you could live the life you’ve always wanted, above and beyond everyone else around you?

If you want to live an extraordinary life, you have to have exceptional habits. There’s a reason the top 1% in anything are so elite. It’s because their purchases, use of time, and patterns are in the top 1%, too.

Think of the last thing you purchased.

What was the primary reason you bought it?

Did you want to be like everyone else and have the latest gadget?

Did you just want to have something nice?

Were you going on a shopping spree because you just got paid?

When was the last time that you bought something that was primarily for your learning? That you intentionally planned and purchased so that you could grow your mind?

Most people only read about four per year. The majority are also struggling in their relationships, financially, mentally, and physically.

What would it mean to you to have relationships that were deep and lasting?

How would it feel to be truly financially free?

What would you do without any mental or physical health struggles?

If you want your life to take off, you need to learn.

The level of your social, financial, mental, and physical success is directly proportional to how much you learn.

There’s a reason that Bill Gates reads 50+ books a year.

It’s not coincidence that a man like Elon Musk says “I was raised by books.”

The fact that Steve Jobs spending much of his life reading wasn’t by chance.

The reason is that reading and learning is an activity of the top 1% that is vital to their success. The elite got there because they learn more than 99% of the rest of the world.

Without learning, none of these great individuals would have become what they are and accomplished what they have for the world.

So why would you shortchange your growth by not spending money on learning?

Invest in yourself today and buy a book, course, or hire a coach.

Your success and growth depend on it.

60-Year Career

60-Year Career is a publication where I document my journey to awaken my Ikigai, become the healthiest I can be, and explore the idea of never retiring but instead doing what I love for 60 years and more.

Luke Rowley

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Managing Editor of fourminutebooks.com. Beginner to full-time blogger in 9 months. Here to help you grow your relationships, finances, and health.

60-Year Career

60-Year Career is a publication where I document my journey to awaken my Ikigai, become the healthiest I can be, and explore the idea of never retiring but instead doing what I love for 60 years and more.