As I’ve read increasing amounts of books now through the year, I’ve learned a very important lessons as well about both quantity and quality of the reading.
I read mostly nonfiction and my primary purpose is self-education, learning and broadening my perspectives. Previous year I read maybe two dozen or so books, depending on what I count. This year my goal has been 36 books which is looking good. Many people read more, however many also a lot less.
As my reading has steadily increased, and continues steadily to increase, I’ve been worried that if I am becoming actually a self-help junkie? Prompt answer was no, as what I try to do is to apply a lesson or preferably two from the book right away to my life if possible and most of the time it very well is.
I think everyone should read and apply what they read more.
To get more out of your reading:
- Find and buy the most relevant books for your current situation.
- When reading, think how you can apply this right away to my life?
- Take notes or use digital such as Kindle notes.
- Review & revisit your notes after a day, a week and a month to reinforce learning.
- Reflect on your journal about what you’ve applied and how it worked.
- Ask yourself can this be developed even further?