I have taken to reading.... for Smart People

Since I have not been able to run much lately I decided I needed something to do with my time. If you know me at all you know that is not true. Time is a more precious commodity than nearly anything I can think of.

I have, however, decided that I needed to do a lot more reading. I have quite a list of books I would like to read, many already in my possession waiting for the right time. I was recently given the opportunity to read a new book before it's official release called Personal Development for Smart People by Steve Pavlina.

In contemplating reading Personal Development for Smart People I was afraid that I was not the target audience, but I quickly re-qualified myself by fixing my mp3 player myself without having to call the manufacture this time. Maybe I am "Smart People" :)

Steve Pavlina is a very successful blogger over at www.stevepavlina.com

When I started to read the introduction I started getting concerned that this book was not for me. Steve is very open and candid about his past and at first started to turn me off. I kept plugging and decided I would not judge the book by my first impression. My opinions quickly started to change and Steve started to build confidence as he was wrapping up the introduction.

The book is broken down in two parts, one explaining the seven fundamental principles of personal development, and the second part explaining how to apply these seven principles. I have to admit, at first read I do not agree with everything that is said, however I still have been able to learn a lot and if nothing else the book has spurred me on to thinking about it more in both the areas I agree and the areas I disagree.

Personal Development for Smart People was just released this past week and I think is worthy of the time spent to read it. I would recommend reading it with an open mind, but also keeping reserved your personal belief system.

Tim Wilson - blog.262quest.com