3 things to help you if you want to read more
There are so many quotes that talk about the benefits of reading the most popular one which I believe is known by almost everyone is the one that says, “Leaders are readers.” I totally agree with that quote but personally, the best quote I’ve ever heard on the importance of reading was said by Jojen who said, “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.”
Put in simple terms, the quote above is simply saying if you want to live a great and phenomenal life, it’s important for you to be a reader. Bill Gates, the world’s richest man reads an average of 50 books each and every year. Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon and the guy who’ll be the world’s richest man by December this year, reads at least 2 books every week. Do you think these are coincidences? Probably not.
You might already know that reading is necessary but might not have been doing so. If you are that kind of person, here is what you can do if you want to read more and dominate the world in the process.
1. Have a book-reading goal
If you want to read and be consistent in doing it, work with book reading goals. Mark Zuckerberg reads a book every two weeks and he’s incredibly consistent at it. Having and working with a specific goal will give you a lot of control and confidence and by keeping at it, you will get a lot done.
2. Have that time to read
Dedicate at least 30 minutes of your day to doing nothing but reading. That specific time you set aside should be used for nothing else unless life threatening emergencies. If you work from home in particular, drop all the work during such an hour, grab your book and read, it’s that simple.
3. Have personal reading space
Find a secluded room without any distractions whatsoever and utilize it for reading. When reading, throw away items such as your phone which may tempt you to scroll through Facebook and do any activity that is unrelated to reading.
Reading is one of the highest ROI habits that you can ever develop and it is massively important.