I Can Read with My Eyes Shut
Posted by Gail | Filed under Life Lessons
I meet people all the time who want me to save them from their debt. I’ve written hundreds of blogs about getting out of debt. I’ve provided tools for folks to use to help them make a plan. I’ve even written a book that’s kinda like having me come to your house and give you what-for and a solid plan. And still people write to me to ask me how to do it. Hey, read a little sumthin’ sumthin’ and you’ll figure it out.
One of the simplest – but perhaps one of the most important – lessons from the world of Dr. Seuss is that we live is a place of constant change, and you can’t go far wrong if you’re willing to look at things a little differently… and if you’re willing to keep your eyes open.
The Cat in the Hat is back, with a youn’un in tow. And the message of the day is to learn, keep learning, and keep being open to new ways to see things.
The more that you read,
the more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
the more places you’ll go.
Sure, this is a book about the joys of reading; it’s a great lesson for our children. But it’s also a lesson in on-going personal development, in taking charge of your own knowledge base and learning to expand it.
There are so many things to learn about.
you’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
Having a closed mind never leads anywhere good. Trying to read with your eyes closed is a metaphor for people who have already made up their minds about things even as they “pretend” to be expanding their minds.
Pick up Debt-Free Forever with the attitude that debt’s not so bad, or that debt is a way of life, or that debt is unavoidable, and you’re reading with your eyes shut. And if you download a copy of Money-Smart Kids, but you’ve already decided that kids should never be given money they haven’t worked to earn, your eyes are squeezed shut. Open ‘em up!
If you read with your eyes shut
you’re likely to find
that the place where you’re going
is far, far behind.
While you’re reading I Can Read with My Eyes Shut to your children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews, goddaughters and godsons, ask yourself when last you explored an idea that was in direct conflict with something you thought you knew.
Are you reading with your eyes open?