If you get one year to change your life, then which work would you like to do? If your answer is to reading books, then you come into the category of those people who are truly prepared to change their lives. Some people may believe that we need to change our lives.
But what to do? How to do? What will be the methods? For that, which skills have to learn?
You can learn all those skills by reading books. Once you know all these, then you will come in the category of 5% of people in the entire world who bring change.
Books are a precious treasure.
If you know reading and you still don’t read, then there’s no difference between you and illiterate. As you know, authors write books after many experiences and research.
Even after becoming literate and being highly educated, if you ignore the most precious treasure, i.e., books then it is your misfortune. We have intentionally rejected that treasure.
Here is a famous quote on this,
“Books are the treasured wealth of the world.” – Henry David Thoreau
Read books related to every subject
When talking about the study of books here, it is not school and college books? Here, we are talking about books that have written in different areas, people, experiences, science, principles, skills, and history.
Studying these books not only you can achieve your successful personality but also use this knowledge in building a better society and world.
Engaging yourself in reading books will profit you and also empower you. Books are uniquely portable magic. It inspires you deeply and improves your self-esteem.
Whatever you read, include it in your life.
Many philosophers study different subjects. That’s why they could present their words effectively in front of the world. In the past, many great scientists and philosophers also used to read much.
Here is a popular quote on reading:
Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light. – Vera Nazarian
However, it is also important here that whatever you have read; It is necessary to include them in your life.
With the help of reading books, you can gain lots of experience and build a good level of understanding. That’s why you need to encourage yourself to read good books and also encourage others to read. Here, some ways have illustrated below to include the habit of reading books in your life.
Four Ways to Include the Habit of Reading Books in Your Life
After reading a book, write a summary in your way. This summary must include key points such as what you have learned and understood from that book?
What you have understood after reading that book. Write everything in your own words. Mention the points like:
What did you like about the book?
Which incident deeply affected you from that?
What character you like in that book and why?
What are the values you have learned after reading the complete book?
Try to answer all these questions in your summary. Also, prefer to write them on a piece of paper because that can encourage you to write.
Share the Summary
Find out about those friends or family members who have an interest in reading the same books you like. You can talk to them about the book and the summary you have written before.
Also, you can encourage them to read that book.
This activity will not only help you keep reading books but also bring your friends closer to you. When you are talking about the book, use storytelling skills to tell the summary interestingly.
Although, many people read books but don’t write a summary or don’t like to share what they have read. Because of this, I would like to recommend that you write a summary of 50 words after completing a book. It will give you a blissful experience.
A Lesson Learned
Find out a value or lesson that you have learned from the book which you can easily involve in your personal life.
Write that lesson learned on a different page and see that written value. Try to understand it and also work on the value you recently learned.
Make a habit of reading for an hour in a day. You can include this in your schedule. Set a schedule for reading and writing the summary for the next 30 days. After this, see the improvement in your personality and life both.
It is the best step to change your life in a short period. You will gain knowledge with a quite better understanding.
Whatever the results after reading and understanding books, give yourself appreciations.
Reading a book in a week /month is also an accomplishment for you. Share your experiences of reading books to friends and family members.
Great scientists and business people love to read regularly. Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, and other successful people have the habit of reading books. They believe that books are valuable and help them explore themselves.
I hope this article will help you adopt the habit of reading books. From today onwards, you can make another goal towards personality development by picking up a book.
Share your comments on the article. What will be your reading goal in 2020?