Do you remember what it was like growing up? I do… And I miss those days.
Not only because of the freedom I felt when I was riding my bike with friends. Or rollerblading down streets by myself trying to go faster.
Photo By Matthew Henry
Those were great. But there’s something else I miss from my youthful days.
I miss the imagination I once had.
My imagination used to run wild. I would imagine myself as an astronaut. Flying into the dark abyss of space and discovering new worlds.
Or maybe it was the times playing G.I. Joe. I vividly remember Duke and Snake Eyes and Scarlett battling the evil Cobra. Snake Eyes would climb up the yellowed power cord of a light we had hanging in our living room. Read more...
When I began on my self-improvement journey I decided I would follow the advice of other leaders.
If they said to stop watching TV, I began to reduce my TV intake to the point of it being non-existent. I also heard that you should listen to motivational speakers and conference talks instead of music. Done and done. Read as much non-fiction as you can. Learn from the best. Out with the fiction books and in with non-fiction.
There’s nothing wrong with this. You need to be careful what you fuel your mind with.
But it can become an addiction.
Following this advice was great. For awhile…
And then my desire for something different rose up. I wanted to read a grand story. One with adventure. One with action. One with suspense.
That’s when and why I decided to pick up The Hunger Games trilogy. That and it was dirt cheap. Read more...