4 tips for becoming a more ferocious reader
From Barack Obama to Elon Musk, many of the world’s most powerful people say they love to read. And there’s a good reason for that: reading has been shown to improve your conversation skills, strengthen your worldview, and boost your self-discipline. It’s also a fantastic way to challenge your imagination, and inspire you to look into different fields of interest. If you want to add more reading to your daily activity but don’t know how to do it, here’s what you need to do. First, read because you want to. Don’t make it a mandatory activity that you force upon yourself. Get a book on something that interests you and let the activity of reading become something you feel naturally inclined to do. Secondly, find a reading format that works for you. Many people swear by reading physical books, but if you’re often on the go, it doesn’t hurt to read from a device—or use an audiobook. The next piece of advice is important: don’t set intimidating goals. Telling yourself to read 50 books a year only to feel bad about not reaching that goal does you no good. Start small and simply try to read a few pages every day. From there, you can set bigger goals. The fourth and final tip is if you’re really struggling, try the “Rule of 50”. Basically, if you get 50 pages into a book and it doesn’t “spark joy”, give it up and find something more enticing. READ MORE
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