5. Spend More Time Learning and Creating Than On Entertainment and Distraction “Your level of success will rarely exceed your level of personal development, because success is something you attract by the person you become.” -Hal Elrod Entertainment and distraction are the enemies of true learning and growth. They will prevent you from being extraordinary. Renowned motivational speaker Jim Rohn once said the most successful people in the world are always lifelong learners. As the old saying goes, “leaders are readers.” World-class individuals fully understand that their level of education directly determines their quality of life. “Formal education makes a living, but self-education makes a fortune,” Rohn explained. It’s not just about a college degree. Frankly, most of what you learn in college isn’t applicable to real-world success. It’s your self-education, the kind of learning that helps you develop into the next evolution of yourself. Sadly, many people will continue to go through life “in quiet desperation, with their songs left unsung.” They let others dictate their income, their happiness, and their fulfillment. If you want world-class success, you must choose self-education over entertainment. It’s a choice too few make — then again, there are very few world-class individuals.