If you commute to the office for 30 minutes each way every day, after one year you will have spent the equivalent of six weeks of eight-hour days in your car. Given this, can you really afford to spend all your time staring out the window and daydreaming while the negative news blares from the car radio?
So many of the highly successful and enlightened people I know share a common habit: they listen to audio cassettes in their cars. In doing so, they transform their driving time into learning time and make their automobiles moving universities. Turning your car into a “college on wheels” will be one of the best investments. Listening to educational audiocassettes will make your commute fun and keep your inspired, focused and alert to the endless opportunities around you.
The best way to spot someone truly committed to life improvement is to ask him whether his car radio is working. The real students of effective living will have no clue because they spend every minute of their driving time listening to audio tapes. I cannot tell you how many times I have gone to get into the passenger seat of the car of a successful and fulfilled person and found a small mountain of tapes occupying the place where I was to sit. Most of the latest books can now be found on audiocassette along with many of the best motivational programs and life leadership systems. Personally, I try to listen to at least five new tapes a month ranging from the latest business bestsellers to programs on time management, creativity, positive thinking, physical well-being and spiritual satisfaction.
Excerpt from Who WIll Cry When You Die by Robin Sharma. www.robinsharma.com