I am just here in my room reading a new book by this time and I got thinking. This was never me, how did I get here. I always hated reading long stories or books. I didn’t like reading anything outside the specific ones needed in school. Oh well, I read those romance novels a lot back in secondary school. I don’t classify that as reading…lol.
As time went on after leaving the university, that was when I realised how much I didn’t know and how much I want to know. The secret to a lot of life teachings are really in prints. Be it the Bible as a holy book or any other book. The idea now is to read and assimilate as often as possible. You don’t have to limit yourself to one particular area though. Read about everything and anything. There’s always something new to know.
Reading can serve as a form of recreation for one. It gives a soothing feeling when you settle your mind into the words. It could be an inspirational book, a professional book or just a story book. It captivates you and you wish to get to the end. Some read just so they can sleep off…haha. So it’s safe to say reading is a sleep inducing agent!
Sincerely it’s a lot of work. Because you are not being rated or judged by anyone on your performance. So you may not have that ‘ginger’ to read much or be consistent. But that’s what you have to work on personally. You can start with a few minutes everyday, or a few hours… And when you set targets for yourself, it helps you have something to look forward to.
I haven’t read so much books yet, but I have a list and I’m getting ahead with it.
Also, if hard copies are a big deal for you, you can get ebooks/audiobooks online (especially the free ones) and read/listen on the go.
I am currently reading ‘Outliers’ by Malcolm Gladwell. It’s the story of success of exceptional people. If you love reading or do not, tell us your reasons in the comment section. Do tell us the name of the book you are reading at the moment.