How often do you find yourself reading an interesting book that changes your way of thinking? Or rather motivates you to do something you have never done before? Doesn't it feel great when we get ourselves into that reading mode, our whole perspective changes and the speed at which thoughts run in our heads trying to get in sync with different authors trying to understand what they want to convey.
Reading is something we all do on a daily basis, but what matters is what you read. Does it affect you in any way? If so, how?
When you read something that interests you, you want to read more of it, right? You want to learn more, be it a fiction or non-fiction, history, self-help, technology, etc; you are always learning something when you read. Over the past few years, I have learnt more from reading quality books rather than from any other sources, not to forget the internet: the information storehouse. I believe books are a foundation where one’s mind expands to new horizons. Think about it! I don’t know about you but when I read (non-fiction), my mind starts to visualize what the author is trying to put across and I start to think outside the box. I get a kick out of reading books that interests me and I am sure it’s the same for those of you who love to read.
Books are our best friends. They teach us more than we expect to learn from, especially self-help and non-fiction books, they are Life Education. They are practical and empowering, be it Motivation, Inspiration, career, satisfaction, spirituality, health, relationships, creativity, etc. Whatever knowledge you are looking for is out there, you have to simply hunt it down and it can change you forever.
I could go on with my experiences on how being committed to reading has changed my life, but it doesn’t make any sense because that is my change. I cannot squeeze all of that information into this article. But what I can do is share a few tips that will help you benefit the most out of reading.
Are you ready?
Ok, here you go...
- Be hungry to learn and seek more knowledge. Then only will you have the motivation to read books.
- Are you ready to change? It better be a “ Yes!”
- Be open-minded.
- For twenty one days consistently, commit yourself to reading atleast ten pages. This builds a habit of reading.
- Keep a dictionary handy, you never know when you might come across some new words.
- If you are new to reading, start with small easy reading books.
- Always carry a book with you, you might just get a few minutes to read few pages that might help you in some way or the other.
- It’s no rule that you should keep your books clean, write on them, make notes on the margins. Treat your books like text books in school..Like everyone hated them. So never just read.
- Make notes for future reference. There is so much reading we do, how much can we actually trust our memory with.
- Implement what you learn if you want to change. This is the most important and is what will bring about change.
- Be consistent in whatever you do.
- Share your knowledge with others.
I hope these tips help you get the best out of your reading experience.
Have a great reading journey.