Wisdom-Trek / Creating a Legacy
Welcome to Day 802 of our Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me.
This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom
Reading Is Fundamental – Wisdom Unplugged
Thank you for joining us for our five days per week wisdom and legacy building podcast. This is Day 802 of our trek, and it is time for a 3-minute mini-trek called Wisdom Unplugged. This short nugget of wisdom includes an inspirational quote with a little bit of additional content for today’s trek. Consider this your vitamin supplement of wisdom for today. So let’s jump right in with today’s nugget.
Today’s quote is from Daniel J. Boorstin, and it is, “Books are the main source of our knowledge, our reservoir of first faith, memory, wisdom, morality, poetry, philosophy, history and science.”
Reading Is Fundamental
Reading and the study of books is the fundamental source and foundation of knowledge. It has been verified over and over that those who are avid readers advance faster and farther in all areas of life. With today’s technological breakthroughs and access to thousands of resources on the internet for little or no cost, there is little reason not to consume books on a regular basis.
Books can be consumed on a variety of devices from smartphones, to tablets, to computers, and in audio format, which allows you to perform another task while listening to great content. Here are some practical ways that I have found successful in maintaining a steady habit of reading or listening to a variety of information.
I listen to my Bible reading, devotional materials, emails, and podcast while I exercise first thing in the morning. Since I work at my computers throughout the day, many days for up to 12 hours, I am able to consume vast amounts of information about a variety of subjects. I also listen to many audio books while driving, working outdoors, cooking dinner each night, and renovating the various rooms inside our home.
If you enjoy reading from a physical book, set aside planned time each day to further your knowledge and learning. Books are also a great source of relaxing while enjoying a great mystery, sci-fi thriller, history, or any other genre of books. Create a habit of reading physical books or listening to audiobooks on a daily basis. It is an investment into your future self that pays huge dividends.
This type of study was what God commanded Joshua before he led the Israelites into the promised land as we read in Joshua 1:8, “Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.”
That’s a wrap for today’s Wisdom Unplugged. If you enjoy these quotes, I have created and published a searchable database of over 10,000 quotes that I have collected for many years. If you would like free access to my database of inspirational quotes, the link is available on the main page of Wisdom-Trek.com.
Just as you enjoy these nuggets of wisdom, please encourage your friends and family to join us and then come along tomorrow for another day of our Wisdom-Trek, Creating a Legacy.
If you would like to listen to any of our past 801 treks or read the Wisdom Journal, they are available at Wisdom-Trek.com.
Thank you for allowing me to be your guide, mentor, and most importantly your friend as I serve you in through this Wisdom-Trek podcast and journal each day.
As we take this trek together, let us always:
- Live Abundantly (Fully)
- Love Unconditionally
- Listen Intentionally
- Learn Continuously
- Lend to others Generously
- Lead with Integrity
- Leave a Living Legacy Each Day
I am Guthrie Chamberlain reminding you to Keep Moving Forward, Enjoy Your Journey, and Create a Great Day Everyday! See you tomorrow for Philosophy Friday!