Stop often in your reading or listening, to think over what you are reading or what you are listening to. Ask yourself just how and when you can apply each suggestion.
We often continue reading without completely involved in it. We just try to get the feel of a book and assume that we know everything that is written in it.
Same is the case with our listening. Well, we do not like to listen to others much. We want others to listen to us. It is a funny fact and it is the same reason that we do not listen completely to what others say to us.
To be wise, satisfied and happy, we must think about what we read, or what we listen to. By doing this, we learn how and when to take the right action in life.