Reading, thinking and reflecting.
” And we all consume. All day, everyday, we consume. There is nothing wrong with taking in information. There’s nothing wrong with fist-pumping at someone else’s inspiring story. Or tearing up over someone else’s breakthrough. It’s part of the process and certainly not a bad thing.
But the trick when you’re trying to do something different, is to pay attention to the ratio. Am I spending three hours looking at other peoples’ work and only one hour on my own? Can I flip that equation? Three hours for me, just one hour for others? “