Try this: Walk 100 steps in any
direction and then walk back. Can you feel the burn? Is your body sculpted? Of
Now try this: Go to the library, pick up
a business or leadership book and read the back cover. Are your business
“smarts” appreciably improved for doing that? It’s not likely.
Final exercise: Log onto social media
(LinkedIn, Twitter, whatever) and ‘like’ a handful of posts. Is your network
now teaming with loads of great, new relationships? Nope! No way.
These three exercises are meant to
illustrate a point. If you want to change yourself, you need to challenge
yourself. A healthy life needs you to invest more than a couple hundred steps. An
improved business acumen requires real experience and consistent learning. Your
network won’t grow appreciably with only a few likes or shares.
The lesson is simple: If it doesn’t
challenge you, it’s not going to change you.