In the old days of the bookmobiles and also libraries pushing their services on you, they came up with a slogan that, "Reading is fundamental." It really is. It is a building block on which all the knowledge you have in the future is built on. You will be different five years from now with the people you meet in your life AND what you read.
REALTORS Who Read Go To The Head Of The Class.
While this is true for Realtors it really is true for anyone. Are you reading? Are you reading a lot? I have read many blogs here about TV free zones partially or for an entire week. What a novel idea. Why don't you allocate two hours to reading tonight instead of TV?
Reading of all kinds, fiction, non-fiction, blogs, magazines, takes you places. It makes you think and explore. It gives you the "edge" over your competition. Why? You are learning. Shoot I got my start reading the backs of cereal boxes and also billboards. Now I read the nutritional information on Coke cans. Go figure.
The point is if you want to be the BEST immerse yourself in all kinds of reading - class material, novels, technical info, literature, the insert in audio CDs - you name it there is something to read. BE A VORACIOUS READER and learn to read more quickly to soak more in.
Remember you want to be the one at the head of the class. Enjoy your reading, and then help others with all you learned. You will become so invaluable you will probably amaze even yourself. Do not prejudge anything you read. Give it some time and find the nugget in there that relates to you. We need more sharp cookies in the world like YOU. Reading is the path to get you there.