“ Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book. “
I’m sure you’ve heard it before “you should read books” and maybe you’re thinking that it’s a bit boring or even a waste of time. I don’t blame you because I was the same way until I accidentally read my first book.
Before you read any further, let me tell you that the only way you can really see how useful books can be is by actually reading a couple of them. It’s one of the things that you appreciate and see the value in them only after doing them.
Okay, now let’s get to the point. How will reading books help you ? Let’s find out.
1. You gain a lot of experience in a short time
Most of the time you want to read a book that was written by someone who’s had a meaningful experience because he can teach you stuff that you don’t know.
The biggest advantage when you read a book is that you can pick up many years of experience just by reading a single book in a week so you’re saving yourself a lot of time, effort and potentially money just by learning from others’ experience. This means you can avoid their mistakes and follow their advice since they have already achieved what you want to do.
2. You can solve problems more easily
We all have our problems but guess what ? Other people have already figured it out. Reading books can greatly help you to solve your own problems. There’s a book for almost anything now.
You want to get rich ? No problem. You want to develop yourself ? There are plenty of books to help you. You want to learn how to cook ? Plenty to choose from.
In a nutshell, reading a lot of books will help you solve problems becaue you have an already laid out plan that was created by someone who has faced the same problem before.
3. You learn from real-world experience
You know how we learn a ton of stuff in school and university but we never really use that in real life ? That’s exactly the opposite with books. The good thing is that you get the real stuff. You can learn lessons from real people who tell you how you can do what you want to do without the unnecessary nonsense that you see in formal education.
In other words, you strictly get the information that you need, not some abstract theories.
4. You become more knowledgeable
That’s not a surprise. You read books so you know more stuff, it makes sense. Becoming more knowledgeable can help you become a more interesting person and a better conversationalist since you can talk about a wide variety of topics.
It also helps to know more stuff because you’ll face small challenges every day. Having basic insights about social skills, self-help or even finance can help you deal with whatever life throws at you.
5. You pick up a new mindset
While books can provide useful information, they can also teach you an entirely new way of thinking. You can discover some ideas and truths that will make you dramatically shift the way you think.
You know, the ‘aha’ moment. You get to a point where you feel like you figured something out and you were totally wrong before. This means that you can pick up a mindset that will allow you to reach the desired result.
Books don’t just teach you stuff you didn’t know, they also teach you how to think in a certain way.
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What about you ? Do you have any more good reasons to start reading ? Are you reading any books right now ? tell me in the comments !