Each day, I learn something new.

Knowledge truly is power. For this reason, I make it a priority to learn something new each day. Due to my efforts, I am a wealth of useful information.

I interact with new people on my commute to work and in line at the bank. I choose to make small talk with customer service agents and telemarketers on the phone. I recognize that everyone has something valuable to teach me. I actively reach out and make new acquaintances to learn about other towns, cultures, and even company secrets.

While most of my friends are watching reality television shows, I choose to stay informed by watching the news. Just one hour of news each night makes me the go-to source for current events in my social circle. I choose to watch television programs that are educational and informative, making the most of my time in front of the screen.

Reading is an important part of my life. I make it a point to read an abundance of self-help, history, and how-to books.

Of course, it takes me several days to read a single book. However, by the end of the week I often have a new skill. And, I have valuable information to offer to others when they need it.

Today, I tap all resources of information that can help me learn something new. The world around me is the best educational institution in the world. Every personal encounter and experience offers something new to learn.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. Am I comfortable making small talk with complete strangers?
2. How can I become more aware of my local news?
3. How can I make the time to take a class that teaches a skill I am interested in?