The Most Important Lessons You’ll Learn Are Through Pain 

It’s good that you read books.
You’re overcoming a barrier that most people don’t cross. 
The slight pain of sitting quietly and meditating on one subject.

But don’t deceive yourself.
It’s not even close to enough.
Information comes and goes like the breeze.
It takes work for it to remake you.

The work of maintaining a record keeping system.
The work of acting on the most daring of quotes.
The work of creating the results, not talking about it.

This is another level of pain.
Pain of doing things daily and when you don’t want to.
This is pain that grows your spirt.
Pain you should respect.

So realize that gathering information is part but not all of it. 
You won’t grow through osmosis but by plowing the fields.