I read a lot. To be honest, I probably read too much. I have so many things floating around inside my head that sometimes it is hard to keep things straight. But nevertheless, I enjoy it and it keeps me sane (well sorta....) Last night I was watching the NBA Playoffs and reading a book by John Wooden, well known and respected former basketball coach at UCLA - he has won 10 National Championships and is regarded by many as the greatest coach in all of sports history. That is a different debate. But the guy is almost 100 years old and with that kind of age comes wisdom. There was one particular section of his book that caught my attention and I thought I would include it here. It is called "Learn Forever, Die Tomorrow". "Early on I came to believe that you should learn as if you were going to live forever, and live as if you were going to die tomorrow. What does this mean? In the simplest way I would explain it like this. Always be learning, acquiring knowledge, and seeking wisdom with a sense that you are immortal and that you will need much knowledge and wisdom for that long journey ahead. Know that when you are through learning, you are through. But I want to live that life as if I were going to die tomorrow; with relish, immediacy, and the right priorities. I will also not waste even a minute." Good stuff, huh? After I read this I sat for a minute and thought about it. Sometimes certain things I read make me think more than others. I usually end up putting what I read towards my passion for the Green Industry. I thought to myself, if a landscaper were to make this his or her credo, what a difference it could make in owning and operating a business like this. If they set aside the time to learn one new green industry related thing each day, at the end of 1 year, they would know 365 new and helpful ways to grow and improve their business. And if each day, they ran their business like it was the last day their business were to be in operation, think of how organized and prepared they would be. Yea, Coach Wooden is a pretty smart guy.