This may not seem like much but it will help you remember what you learn. When reading dean's books or any book for that matter, when you come across something you feel you need to know. Read it, write it down word for word, then read it again. Repeat as many times as necessary. The repitition of writing it down multiple times will help you retain the info. Hopefully this helps, it certainly helps me.
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary! Author Unknown
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Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing! Vince Lombardi