Just to revisit let’s look at Will Smith’s two things to be successful:
Running & Reading.
They do go hand in hand. Reading gives you knew ideas and running gives you an opportunity to digest them.
So why is it one person reads books takes away tremendous value and nada for others.
The reason I ask is I know plenty of intelligent people who read ‘the books’ yet they don’t appear to be that much improved by it.
The reason is opportunity, they don’t have the opportunity or the ability to make an opportunity to execute the ideas they’ve gleamed.
No opportunity = no risk = no success = no learning.
So why would we expect them to get the most out of it?