Don’t Read Everything, Just What Works

I don’t read every personal finance book out there. In fact, I have only read a handful.

I don’t read every theology book ever written. But I have read several.

I don’t try every method I’ve ever seen. Sometimes, I purpose­fully ignore certain methods.


Because success doesn’t come from knowing every­thing, it comes from knowing what works.

It’s good to try and fail – failure breeds success; but after one or two failures it’s time to move on and try something else. This is how you succeed. This is how you win.

So don’t read every­thing that’s put in front of you – most if it is rubbish. Only read what works.

2 Responses to “Don’t Read Everything, Just What Works”

  1. Mike Luna April 3, 2012 at 11:48 AM #

    Just because someone wrote a book, doesn’t mean they’re an expert.

    That’s not an old adage, as far as I know, but it should be!

    • Alex April 3, 2012 at 6:02 PM #


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