Published on: 19:03PM Nov 06, 2009
Lou Holtz, arguably one of the greatest football coaches of our time, often says, “The only difference between the person you are today, and who you’ll be tomorrow, is the people you meet and the books you read.” Though I would never disagree with his football prowess, I do apply a little different slant to his aphorism. His point is well intended, yet not completely true.
To change, improve or grow, a person has to want to change. Events only become life altering when and if they leave an indelible impression on the heart, body or mind.
Meeting a person or reading a book has no intrinsic value to teach unless or until we are ready and willing to learn. A person must be so inclined, and then apply themselves. Reading is a simple act, interacting with the message and then applying the information into worthwhile lessons is the key.
Consider this alternative. “The only difference between the person you are today, and who you’ll be tomorrow, is the decisions you make and the actions you take.”
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