What do you want to be really good at doing?

Choose something you want to be really good at doing. Write it down.

Now immerse yourself in learning about it.

I’m reading a book called, Honor’s Voice, by Douglas Wilson. It’s about the years 1831-1842 in the life of Abraham Lincoln. This is when he was 22 – 33. These were his formative years as an adult.

Chapter 2 is called “Self-Education” and it describes in detail how obsessed Lincoln was with constantly reading on a wide range of topics: politics, religion, proper grammar, and on and on. He was constantly reading newspapers and books. He very much wanted to improve himself in an intentional way. John Stuart met him in 1832 and in 1860, the year Lincoln won the presidential election, he said, “There are no striking points in his history. Growth was steady, gradual, and constant.”

That’s the way we can do it. Choose something you want to be really good at doing, and then immerse yourself in learning about that something.

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