What You Cannot Learn From Books

We talk a lot on this blog and on my website about all you can learn from books and I am not retreating from that one bit. You can learn a vast amount throughout your life from books including a great deal about creating true wealth. 




However there are other ways to learn and some things cannot be learned from books or from books alone. If you had read a book about how to ride a bicycle for example you could not have jumped on a bike for the first time and rode off. Riding a bicycle is one of those things you can only learn by doing. This holds particularly true for anything you want to learn that involves use of your motor skills – your body. You cannot learn those things from reading about them. You may learn some tips and tricks from reading, but the actual skill necessary to ride a bike or do anything physical requires actual practice. 


Same thing applies to learning to play a musical instrument, learning to ski or learning any sport for that matter. 




A lot can be learned from watching how other people do things. In fact you can learn as much about what not to do as you can about what to do by watching others. It is always worthwhile to cultivate the habit of observing others and how they do what they do. You will learn easier (and harder) ways to do almost anything by watching others. 




If you find someone who has accomplished what you seek to accomplish it is invaluable to ask them to mentor you. They can explain things that no book will provide. They can teach you the mistakes they made, how to avoid them, and the lessons they learned. 


Books, magazines, other reading material and other learning media are all fantastic ways to learn a lot of things. However it is important to remember that many things require more than book-learning. Even the wealth building ideas we learn from books and pass on to you here do not tell the whole story. You need to actually do it to learn it completely. 


So by all means keep reading. But don’t forget to keep observing, asking questions, and learning directly from others to avoid their mistakes and to refine your skills. And perhaps most importantly, you have to do it to really learn it.
Wishing you success and prosperity,

Daniel R. Murphy
Helping People Learn to Build Wealth

Wishing you Success and Prosperity,

Daniel R. Murphy

Wishing you well,

Daniel R. Murphy
Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.