REPOSTDo you read enough books? They say that you need to read about 100 books a year, but most of us do not reach this bar. Reading develops intelligence, thinking, imagination, vocabulary, speed of decision-making, but the modern world dictates its rules: we do not have time to read. Let’s start to read at least 30 books a year in honor of the “month of awareness”. You will not believe how simple it is.The greatest investor of the 20th century, Warren Buffett is a table in front of 165 students at Columbia University, who look at him with wide eyes. One of them raised his hand and asked Buffett how best to prepare for an investment career. After a moment’s hesitation, Buffett took out a stack of papers and trading reports, which he brought with him, and said: “Every day, read 500 pages. That’s how knowledge works.
It develops as a hard-to-reach interest. All of you can do this, but I guarantee that many of you will not do this. ” Buffett says that 80% of his working time is spent reading or thinking.Ask yourself: “Do I read enough books?” If your honest answer is “no”, then there is a simple and reasonable system that helps you read more than 30 books a year, which will later help increase this figure and bring you closer to Warren Buffett.If you know how to read, then the process itself is relatively simple. You just need to keep up with the reading and not postpone it for later.
It’s easier said than done, of course. However, look at your reading habits: they are mostly reactive, but not active. We read articles on links on Facebook or Vkontakte, posts in Instagram, interviews in magazines, believing that we draw interesting ideas from them. But think: they are directly exposed to our eyes, we do not need to analyze, think and create. This means that all our new ideas can not be innovative. They already were.As a result, most of the reading of modern man comes from online resources. Yes, we agree, there are many excellent articles on the Internet, but, as a rule, they are not as good in quality as books.
From the point of view of learning and gaining knowledge, it is better to invest your time in books, rather than spending it on sometimes dubious online content.Imagine a typical picture: you sat down with a book in the evening, switched off the TV, decided to finally go headlong into reading, but suddenly a message comes to the phone, you took it and in half an hour realized that you were already sitting in some kind of public VC. Time later, it’s time and sleep. You have too many distractions. It’s time to change something.