12. Put your library on wheels
One of the greatest opportunities for motivating yourself today lies in the way you use your drive time. There is no longer any excuse for time in the car to be downtime or frustrating or time that isn’t motivating. With the huge variety of audiobooks now available, you can use your time on the road to educate and motivate yourself at the same time.
When we use our time in the car to simply listen to music or to curse traffic, we are undermining our own frame of mind. Moreover, by listening to tabloid-type “news” programs for too long a period of time, we actually get a distorted view of life. News programs today have one goal: to shock or sadden the listener, The most vulgar and horrific stories around the state and nation are searched for and around.
If we would be more selective with how we program our minds while we are driving, we could have some exciting breakthroughs in two important areas: knowledge and motivation. there are now hundreds of audiobook series on self-motivation, on how to use the Internet, on health, on goal-setting, and on all the useful subjects that we need to think about if we’re going to grow. If we leave what we think about the chance or to a tabloid radio station, then we lose a large measure of control over our own minds.
Many people today drive a great deal of the time. With motivational and educational audiobooks, it has been estimated that drivers can receive the equivalent of a full semester in college with 3 months’ worth of driving. Most libraries have large sections devoted to audiobooks, and all the best and all the current audiobooks are now available on Internet bookseller’s sites.
Are all motivational programs effective? No. Some might not move you at all. That’s why it’s good to read the customer reviews before buying an audio program over the Internet.
Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson, Caroline Myss, Barbara Sher, Tom Peters, Nathaniel Branden, Earl Nightingale, Alan Watts, and Anthony Robbins are just a few motivators whose audiobooks have changed the way some other people thinks about life. You’ll find your own favourites. You don’t have to find time to get to the library. Forget the library. You are driving one.