St-im-ul-ate Your Brain…

Posted by on 01 Dec 2006 | Tagged as: thoughts on life.

So I’m currently reading You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader by Mark Sanborn, and he says something interesting I wanted to run by you:

Reading outside your area of expertise, or outside your comfort zone, can stimulate your thinking, whether that means picking up an interesting new book or thumbing through a new issue of a magazine.

What are your experiences doing this? Does this tend to stimulate your brain, or is it rather boring to you? I know I’m not exactly excited about reading the new issue of Cosmo or whatever… But maybe there are things I can apply here in my job that have nothing to do with what my job actually is…


3 Responses to “St-im-ul-ate Your Brain…”

  1. on 01 Dec 2006 at 12:04 pm 1.Carma said …

    I find it interesting, but then again, I like to learn! I’m a teacher, go figure. I like the challenge of trying to master something I am unfamiliar with. I like the “Ah Ha!” feeling I have when I learn/discover something new. It is a challenge, and they say that keeping your mind sharp and always learning helps to prevent mental illnesses later in life, so I say, accept the challenge and learn something new.

  2. on 01 Dec 2006 at 1:46 pm 2.Todd Helmkamp said …

    I’m a natural dilettante. Jack of all trades, master of none. Currently, I am reading:

    “The Silver Hand” by Stephen R. Lawhead (Christian Allegory from a legendary Celtic perspective)

    “Faust parts I and II” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    “Bucky Katt’s Great Big Book of Fun” by Darby Conley (a collection of cartoons from my favorite comic strip, “Get Fuzzy”)

    “The Book of the Sword” by Sir Richard F. Burton

    “Wanting a God You Can Talk To” by Jesse Duplantis

    and that’s just a short list. I will read just about anything.

    That’s how I got to be so good at Jeopardy. :)

  3. on 09 Dec 2006 at 1:46 pm of nathan. » My reading list… said …

    [...] But one of the things I tried to do was include some books that were in areas i am not real familiar with. I blogged about this recently in Stimulate Your Brain. [...]

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