You can get a good lesson from every single Book or article you read if you are not judging it as soon as you open it.
Don’t judge a book by its cover.
You’ve heard that before haven’t you?
If you write then you know it takes time and dedication, something I value, so I try to give any book a read because I understand how much time is in that book.
Reading shouldn’t be a hassle, it should be an activity you are looking forward to every single day.
A place you can learn, have fun or both if the book is right.
Making a routine is essential if you want to finish a book without losing track of what you were reading about.
It has happened to the best of us; we read a book but never finish it.
We remember it weeks later but as soon as we read we don’t understand what the book is trying to say because we didn’t even write what we understood after reading it last time.
If we stick to a routine in which we can read at least once a day then the problem in no longer a problem at all.
We always have the thoughts of the book fresh in our head so it takes less time to comprehend what we are reading.
A big tip I’ve used since I read “The Perennial Philosophy” by Aldous Huxley is to understand what I’m about to read before I open the book.
Giving thought before diving in has helped me get a better grasp on what the book tries to put into perspective.
Helping me keep more from the book since I’m in tune with what I will read.
Another tip I’ve been doing is noting what I learned from the book, I highlight nothing. I write what is on my mind after the reading session and that’s it.
I have seen it’s useful when reading more than one book (I’m reading two) since it lets you do a recap if you don’t remember where you left off the last time.
But the biggest tip I can give you if you want to read is to start.
You are the one responsible for reading or not, of finishing a book or not.
Use those tips I wrote above and see how it goes!
Maybe you will find better tips along the way that you will share, who knows.
What I believe is that if you don’t start, then nothing will ever happen.
Much love to every single one of you!
I take a moment to read every day, you should too! was originally published in The Ascent on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.