Have you ever planned to start with a reading routine?
The common trait of top successful people has the habit of reading books. Whatever may be their field, interest or background; they are avid readers. The situation in life changes but the habit of the reading book stays.
A problem arises but they figure out the solution. No problem or obstacle seems to be big enough to scare them.
When you look from the viewpoint of a reader, you will find things look totally different, the success rate is higher and stress level is low.
Why It’s Important To Read Books?
If you are curious about learning new things every day and consuming lots of information from blogs or a video, you shouldn’t miss the best source, a book.
A short article or a video consume the least time thus they are the fastest source to get information about anything.
If you get information quickly that doesn’t mean you should miss reading books. There is a huge difference in reading a book or skimming an article.
In the upcoming article, I will go through the importance of reading so you can start with reading and begin the process to bring long-term sustainable change in your life.
1. You Get a Chance to Learn From The Best In Their Field
Everyone has a story, their struggles, and their experiences.
We all live in a society that is similar to everyone. The problems other face and hurdles they overcame can be similar in your life.
Whatever we expect, many time things go out of our hand. We can’t control the situation but we can learn to handle them.
Crossing the hurdle like it wasn’t there is an art. Everything can be learned under a guidance of a mentor.
Books are the medium used by people from various field to convey their message, to prepare the readers to handle a situation with an ease.
You might plan to learn from the best so that you can make the same progress in your life like they have made and are still making. You might plan to learn with them so that you can gain the knowledge they possess and strategies to deal with anything.
Every person has a limited time and even they do. As they aren’t able to reach millions personally, they pour their knowledge, experiences, and suggestion in a book.
Reading their book is equal to learning under their guidance.
Books become the best way to spread that knowledge as they can be converted in multiple formats and distributed without any barriers.
2. Books Are The Most Researched, Edited, and Polished Content
A book is the most polished content you can go through.
Before you receive any book; a book goes through multiple editing processes responsible for a perfect book and to reach that perfection it takes years of hard work.
A book starts with a problem in mind and every effort are made to give the best solution.
Few months of research, months of hard work on the first draft, another few months on the second, third, fourth draft till it reaches to the level of perfection where it’s not possible to make any changes.
After multiple drafts, a book goes through rigorous editing process which makes it a splendid art of work. Stuff which doesn’t stand the promise is removed to bake the perfect product.
With lots of hard work done on a book; a blog post can’t hold the same importance that of a book. A blog takes a few days of work while a book needs years of hard work.
A blog is great but the importance of a book can be neglected.
3. You Can Expand Knowledge At A Cost of Few Penny
A book is written by the experts in their respective field, it’s a vast amount of knowledge at a cost of few penny which cost more while receiving direct guidance. You can gain knowledge without the barrier of location, time and money.
All the best knowledge is accessible at a cost of a penny. A penny can be spent by the end of the day on fun stuff, but a small investment on a book will change your life.
A penny has potential to make you a better person, then why to miss those opportunities.
Consider every penny invested in a book as the best investment made and appreciate yourself for that decision.
4. You Learn The Skills To Apply Things In Personal And Professional Life
Want to be a great writer?
Read books on writing.
Become a voracious reader and devour books to improve your way of thinking and writing. Learn the habits and strategies of the top writers.
With all these efforts you will surely able to write a great book.
Want to improve your health and fitness level?
Read books on nutrition, learn how a body works and how to utilize them in one’s favor, and strategies for faster weight loss without diverting from the path.
Want to improve skills in any sports?
Read books written on sports, nutrition, physiology, etc., to upgrade skills and knowledge.
In sports people mostly focus on training rather than polishing their knowledge. The more you know the better changes you make.
Want to make incredible changes in your professional life?
Read books on motivation, time management, skill sets, etc.
Keep on expanding your knowledge to make better and faster process compared to who aren’t dedicated to learning. You know more so you make an effort in a better way.
You can find books ranging from motivation, parenting, survival, and the list continues. There are lots of knowledge around, you need to attempt to pick books depending on your need and start reading.
5. A Single Book Can Be a Game-changer, You Can Become Whatever You Choose To Be
Have you ever questioned yourself, what differences a small investment in a book can make?
If you ever consider that one book can’t bring the difference, then it’s you who is limiting the potential of the book.
Books are like a teacher and you are the learner.
A teacher teaches you the required knowledge and skill set. But instead of the same teacher, every student’s rank differs. Few score top while some stay average while few fails.
The work of a teacher is to impart knowledge, but it’s the duty of students to follow the guideline and work harder and smarter to score.
The same case you can see in every field.
Strategies to get maximum of form a book…
- Take a book, read it fast, take notes;
- Keep it aside for a few days;
- Re-read it and go through the notes;
- Make a list of activities, habits, and routines to follow.
By re-reading and notes taking will help to extract the deepest knowledge you might miss in the first read. Taking notes and following bring an incredible change.
Life takes a great turn as you act. The time you act, great things happen.
You learn about yourself, how things work for you, the required changes to do, etc. Taking action is the first step where major people struggle and end up doing nothing.
The time you starts to take action, you find a great change.
A book is there to motivate you, improve your skills, nurture you; only when you are ready to apply the knowledge you gain. With no application, it will be impossible to know the potential of a book. Never neglect the power of a book by its simplicity.
Every smart, and influential people build a reading ritual and keep on exploring.
Even More, Reasons To Read Book…
The reason mentioned above are just the tip of an iceberg, there are still many more reason to read a book.
6. You Become Better Person
Reading makes you a better person.
A study by the University of Toronto shows that reading can positively affect our personality as it broadens our perspective.
Reading helps to build empathy to understand people better.
You have a different perspective towards every problem and look for a better solution to make positive changes in personal and professional life.
You won’t struggle to achieve success, instead, you find it with right mindset and handwork. You even become patient and stay persistent towards your goal.
Reading makes you a better person in every way.
7. Makes You A Fast Learner
The more you read the more creative you become.
Reading stimulates the brain region to vicariously experience sights, sounds, and situations as if you’re living the experience.
Neural pathways strengthen and speed up to be more creative, you think more clearly and critically, make faster mental connections, and ask better questions.
Reading for 6 minutes is also found to reduce stress by 60% in one of study by a pioneering neuroscientist Dr. David Lewis of the University of Sussex.
8. Starves Off The Onset Of Alzheimer’s
Brain cells are like muscles; the more you train the dense it gets. To build muscle and maintain them, it needs constant effort, exercise routine, and proper nutrition.
To build brain cells it needs exercise; reading is the way to exercise your brain. Reading book give your brain to work on, think, imagine, analyze, and much more. The more you read, the more it is used, the more it grows.
You don’t need to dedicate hours every day to get the benefits. Daily 15-20 minutes is enough to gain the benefit.
A study by the Rush University Medical Health Center in Chicago supports that, reading help brain fighting fit well into old age.
A simple reading activity can reduce the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and mental health issues.
Reading has lots of benefits which you get the moment you start reading. Start building habits slowly and continue it. In long term, you will turn to be the smartest person you know.
You don’t need to dedicate hours each day, just a few minutes will be enough. Read book before going to sleep, or lunch, or free time.
Have a target to complete 5-10 minutes goal or 3-6 pages goal. Whatever you decide to continue the habit.