IMPORTANCE OF READING BOOKS AND HOW TO USE BOOKS PROPERLY!!!
By Abhinay Bir from aviiibooks.com
Are you someone trying to understand the importance of reading books?
Or are you a book reader and want to know how to use books properly??Also do you want to know how to read more books IN LESS TIME??? Then, you have come to the right place!!
Hiii . In this blog I will tell you about :
1.Why To Read Books 1.1 Importance of Reading Books 2.0 How Many Books Should You Read?? 2.1 What's The Ideal Number Then? 3. If You Don't do This You Have Wasted Your Time 3.1 Low Information Diet 3.2 Choosy Books Theory!! 4.How You Can Read 365 Books In 365 Days!!! 4.1 Tips To Read More In Less Time 5.0 What To Do If You Don't Have Enough Money To Buy Books??
1. WHY YOU SHOULD READ BOOKS
MY EXPERIENCE AND ADVICE TO YOU
I started reading books at the age of 19. Now I think that I should have started it way before.
If you are a school going student then I would say that you must must must read books . Because reading books will has so much benefits, which I will state , but before that let’s discuss something imperative.
I won’t just explain you simple benefits, I will give you super tips which will elevate your reading habit.
And if you are a student or an working adult , there is no better moment than now, FOR YOU to decide that you will start reading books. let’s know why??
SEE when I was a kid (I am still a kid of 20 years old 🙂 ), I never got to know the importance of reading books. My life was all about studying subjects and memorizing shit.
And especially , STUDENTS OF MIDDLE class background , are never familiar with importance of reading books.
Because their parents, want them to ‘study well ==> get a job’ . That’s it. That’s fucking true, but only studying won’t vouch that you will get employed.
They don’t realize that creativity, knowledge are super imperative for a child’s success. Most rich parents know this and they encourage their children to read!!
So whatever your age is,I will prove you why you should read books!!
1.1 IMPORTANCE OF READING BOOKS
1.BOOKS CHANGE YOUR MINDSET
Books force you to think in a different perspective.While reading a book, you see the world through the eyes of the author .
This way you learn a lot. When I read ‘RICH DAD POOR DAD’ I was absolutely awe inspired to learn what differentiates poor from rich.
I had never thought about how rich make money or traits of poor people, but the author , told me all through his book . The book changed my mindset about money. It changed my life.
I realized how my family was struggling financially.This is the power of books.
Books like these, help you to change your life by first helping you to know what wrong you are doing and then guide you how to correct it.
2. BOOKS GIVE YOU LIFE LESSONS OF OTHERS
Some books portray life lessons of successful people. These books tell you what wrong author did in life, and their advice to you.
And these authors are highly successful in their fields, so it becomes must to listen to their advice.
Let me explain you with an example. I read a book named ‘ THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A FUCK’. This book is all about what the author has learned in his life.
The author says all true things about life and other counter intuitive aspects of success and happy living. Now I CAN USE HIS ADVICE AND AVOID ALL THE WRONGS DONE BY HIM!!
Isn’t this gorgeous??You will save so much time by not doing more mistakes.
3.BOOKS GIVE YOU GREAT IDEAS
Do you know how W.Buffet made $1000 when he was 17 ?He got an idea from a book ‘1000 ways to make $1000’ and implemented that idea. He bought a game machine, installed it in a barber shop!!
See, books are the best source for getting ideas. These ideas will elevate your living . I read ‘MASTERY MANUAL’ by R.Sharma . This book had so many ideas that I could implement.
As a result, I Started to wake up at 5 am.I was reading books like never before. I became health conscious.
This was all due to great ideas which I got from books.
4.BOOKS TEACH YOU SKILLS
Do you want to learn a skill, say learning about improving your body language?? Super easy .
Read the book ‘what every body is saying’ by Joe Navvaro.
Do you want to improve your social skills?? Fucking easy. Read ‘How to make friends and influence people’ by Carnegie!!!
There are books on every skill. You just need to grab those books, read them and start taking actions .
I wanted to learn about the basics of business, I read ‘Personal MBA’ book. I got to know so much about business.
If you want to learn any skill ,like learning new programming language,mastering health, or adopting yoga , just read suitable book and you will see amazing results.
Books will be your mentors not only friends.
5. BOOKS GIVE YOU KNOWLEDGE
As you start reading books you will get lot of information. And gradually you will amass a lot of knowledge.
Knowledge is crucial because when you are equipped with knowledge you can take take better actions.
But knowledge is not enough . You need to convert this knowledge into wisdom by applying it in your life. I will talk about this later, lets see another benefit .
6.BOOKS IMPROVE YOUR READING AND SPEAKING SKILLS
This is quite obvious . The more you read , the better you become at that language.
It is awesome for people who want to improve their speaking skills. Personally speaking, I have become fluent in English.
In fact I started reading books because I wanted to improve my speaking skills!!
7.BOOKS IMPROVE YOUR FOCUS AND CONCENTRATION
When you read a book, you are practicing deep work . The more you read ,you will become proficient in concentrating on the ‘one thing’.
And you will stop daydreaming .Rather, now you will start thinking about the message of book.You will think on how you can use the lessons and ideas of books in your life.
8.BOOKS FORCE YOU TO THINK !!
Books force you to think how big are you playing in your life? They help you to ponder on your actions.
Most of you never take a break to think/analyse your actions.Its essential to slow down life, and hit that pause button, to ponder and come out with solutions .
This will help you to focus on the essential thing which really counts in your life.
2.0 HOW MANY BOOKS YOU SHOULD READ??
If you are a beginner,it is very hard to inculcate reading. As per my Experience if you are a beginner you must try to read at least 1 book/month.
When I started reading,I had a weird mentality. I used to think that I should read the book as slow as I can,thus enjoying the book .
But later I got to know that ,the faster I read a book ,its better for me as I won’t waste my time and can apply it in my life ASAP.
I used to think that If I read a book quickly ,I won’t feel satisfied and instead I would feel as if have wasted my money. But I WAS WRONG!!
2.1 WHAT’S THE IDEAL NUMBER THEN??
There’s no mystical number. What more important is how you use those books. Nonetheless 4 books/month is a good number.
Experienced readers read around 4 books/month. This is what most people follow. When I heard about this I was shell shocked. But its fucking easy.
I read around 4 books/month now, and I guarantee that you too can do it. In fact you can do much better !!
I will tell you tips later , so now lets summarize:
If you are beginner, start with aiming 1 book/ month. gradually you will able to improve. Your final aim i.e the bigger goal must be 4 books/month.
Bill Gates ,Oprah Winfrey and many inspiring people read more than 4 books/month. Most successful people read 4 books/month. Some read even 2 books/week !! Its awesome, isn’t it.
So You must also aim for 4 books/month . Start steady and you will achieve this.
NOTE: ALWAYS KEEP AN AIM/ GOAL OF COMPLETING A BOOK WITHIN A CERTAIN TIME PERIOD. THIS WILL HELP YOU A LOT. Else you will take a lot of time .
Even if you can’t read more books , no problem as its not important how many books you read !! Lets see why
3.0 IF YOU DON’T DO THIS, YOU HAVE WASTED YOUR TIME!!
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF READING BOOKS?? THINK ABOUT IT?? WHY DO SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE READ SO MANY BOOKS?
ARE THEY SO FUCKING FREE?
They read it because they are lifelong learners. They want to get good ideas,lessons, knowledge etc.. so that they can make a difference for themselves and for others.
So what will be the use if you are not doing anything??Nothing.
Even if someone reads hell lot of books but those ideas remain ideas in their minds, that person has wasted time.
You got to do something meaningful for the ‘value’ that a book has given you.If you have learned a skill, try it out.
You have learned about stock market , go start investing. That’s what actions look like.
Taking actions is very essential. Just mere ideas won’t do anything . Don’t fail to ACT.
3.1 LOW INFORMATION DIET
I Read about this in the book ‘The 4 Hour Workweek’.And I think its super important.
low information diet means that you must be aware of what info you are consuming.Its says consume info which you will be using in the future/ now.
It’s absolutely correct. You must read what you can use . I would like to add my own opinion/theory ,I call it CHOOSY BOOKS THEORY.
3.2 CHOOSY BOOKS THEORY.
This theory means the kind of books which you should depends on your age.And by age by I mean only the 10 -30 age group.
If you are 10 -16 years old you can read books of any genre .I am saying it because you are in your childhood and you need to amass lot of ideas.
This will help you to choose better decisions in your life. You will become creative and will develop good communication skills.
And if you are 16-30 years old, you need to specific books whose lessons you can apply in your life. I will suggest you to read less fiction books .
See , I want you to read books which can help you to chose better opportunities in you career. If you want to become a Blogger, buy Blogging books.
What’s the use of reading fiction books, no fiction book will teach you about blogging .You can see a summary of Fiction book in Youtube and apply it in your life.
But right now you might be around 20’s and this is the time to focus on your career. So you need to invest more time in doing actions and learning a lot , and one of the source to learn are books.
I am not against fiction books. But it makes sense to use time wisely when you are in your 20’s.This is what I think .
DO YOU AGREE?? COMMENT YOUR OPINIONS , I AM EXCITED ABOUT YOUR RESPONSE.
4.0 HOW CAN YOU READ 365 BOOKS IN 365 DAYS!!!
Sounds crazy ,right??
I saw a Youtube video of Jay Shetty saying he has read 365 books in 365 days. Even Shashi Tharoor has done it. But how is it possible??Lets’s unearth the secrets…
They take a book and just learn 3 ideas which they will apply and that’s it. They don’t read the book completely. As they want to learn important stuff.
4.1 TIPS TO READ MORE BOOKS IN LESS TIME(NO BS)
1 . TED TALK HELPS: First , see a TED TALK by the Author of the book, if its available. This will help you get the central idea of the book.
2 WHAT IS YOUR GOAL?? :Next, See the Index page and choose what part you will read as not everything needs to be read. Not everything will be of your use.
REMOVE DISTRACTIONS WHILE READING. FEEL YOUR BREATH, THIS HELPS TO MAINTAIN FOCUS!!
Ask yourself before reading, ‘What Do I want out of this book”.This helps to recognize the important stuff. You are not obliged to read every word of the book.
3. SKIP SOME SECTIONS/PARTS OF THE BOOK
Yes, you can skip some parts/sections of the book which won’t be of use to you.
I am not saying, don’t read any book completely, instead I mean ,choose wisely what you are going to read. By this you will save time.
I don’t want you to read crap which won’t help you in anyway.Your aim should be to get the message of the book and gain ideas which you can use, that’s it!!
Pick some ideas from the book and apply it. that’s it.You don’t need to read the full book.
4. Read when you are travelling to Work/School/College.
This will help you a lot. I read whenever I am in bus, though getting a seat to sit is hard in Indian Buses, but whenever I get a seat, I read.
I always carry a book with myself.I don’t give a fuck what people think about me .You should too read while travelling.
5. Make a goal of completing a book within a certain a time period. Doing this reminds you to complete the book faster .You will start to use time more wisely!!
6. Learn To read faster.
Watch the only video which will need to help you to increase reading speed:
7. Write A Summary
Writing a Summary after reading a book will help you to remember what you have learned , which you can apply in your life.
You can write your thoughts about author’s views and reflect.
5.0 What To Do If You Don’t Have Enough Money To Buy Books??
I Understand. I also can a buy a certain number of books per month.I will tell you what you need to do…
1 . Find a Library , this will help you a lot. It will be a cheaper alternative than buying books.
2. Try Audible. Its A Amazon company, where you can listen audiobooks. You will have to pay 199/month.
First month is free + You get an an audiobook for free, You can remove your account within one month if you don’t like it.
Highly Recommended!! Click the above image to sign in Audible.
3. Start Earning Money: You can start earning money, even if you are a student.
There are lot of options like Blogging,Youtube ,Stock Market,Online stores,Reselling,Affiliate Marketing etc..
Search what you want to start with and do one thing at a time. You need to go deep in the one ting to generate passive income.
4. Borrow books from Friends.
5. Buy Used books from Online sites like Amazon. You will get the book for half the price and its totally worth it.
I buy used books as I want what’s inside the books, not the gorgeous covers. What about You??
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God Bless You.