IMPORTANCE OF READING BOOKS
Hi . In this blog I will give tell you the importance of reading books incase you have doubts about reading.
There are lot of blogs on this topic , but I think this blog is better than all of them as it very personalized and most of you will relate to what is written in coming paragraphs.
So Lets Start …..
1. 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.
Wherever you are in your life right now, I must say that you must must must read books . Because reading books has so many benefits, which I will state , but before that let’s discuss something imperative.
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 flipping school books like juggling pizzas with pan, and gulping down loads of shit into my limited memory , but these books were not as tasty as pizzas.
And especially , STUDENTS OF MIDDLE class background are never familiar with importance of reading books. why?
Because their parents, want them to ‘study well ==> get a job’ . But only studying won’t vouch that you will get employed.
Most parents 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!!
2. IMPORTANCE OF READING BOOKS
1.BOOKS CHANGE YOUR MINDSET
No, books don’t alter the size of your brain ! They change your perception.
While reading a book, you see the world through the eyes of the author , and for some time you lose our identity !
Take it easy, I said – only for some time. I know you LOVE YOURSELF , Belieber !
And during reading you are forced to think whether the words of author makes sense or not. If yes, guess what you just saw something differently . Lets understand with an example:
When I read ‘RICH DAD POOR DAD’ I was absolutely awe inspired to know the mounting difference between rich and poor.
Yeah, I knew a tad about rich people ,that they had tons of money , but I needed someone who could give me contrasting sense or conception of rich people which i could never imagine.
The book changed my mindset about money. It ‘s impact on my life is limitless.
I realized how my family was struggling financially.
This is the power of books.
2. BOOKS GIVE YOU LIFE LESSONS OF SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE
Some books illustrate life of successful people. You realize that they were in same position as you are right now !
You get a direction of what needs to be done, not the exact route , as you will need to make a way for yourself.
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 book contains counter intuitive aspects of success and happy living. Now I COULD USE HIS ADVICE AND AVOID ALL THE WRONGS DONE BY HIM!!
Isn’t this gorgeous??You will save so much time by not making 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 and installed it in a barber shop!!
Books are the best source for getting ideas. These ideas will elevate your living . I read ‘MASTERY MANUAL’ by R.Sharma in 2018 .
This book had so many wonderful ideas that I had started implementing .
As a result, I Started to wake up at 5 am(for some time) . 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 about improving your body language, to impress your crush on date or to trick your boss?? 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’. I grasped lot of wisdom.
If you want to learn any skill ,like learning new programming language,mastering health, or adopting yoga , just grab a suitable book and you will see amazing results.
Books will be your mentors !
5. BOOKS GIVE YOU KNOWLEDGE
As you start reading books you will get lot of information. And gradually you will amass a lot of wisdom.
When you are equipped with knowledge you can take take better actions by differentiating between many choices.
Knowledge boosts your confidence . Tai Lopez says that to succeed in life , one needs to become a Learning Machine.
By learning Machine he means to gather as much knowledge as possible from books, mentors,online courses, friends etc.
As your subconscious mind will have more data to process helping you to connect the dots , in other words assisting you to invent new ideas and vision.
6. BOOKS IMPROVE YOUR READING AND SPEAKING SKILLS
The more you read , the better you become at that language.
You must read books if you want to improve your speaking skills . I have become very fluent in English because of reading books.
In fact I started reading because I wanted to improve my speaking skills ! It was a no brainer for me.
7. BOOKS IMPROVE YOUR FOCUS AND CONCENTRATION
When you read a book, you are practicing deep work . Reading makes you proficient in concentrating on just ‘one thing’ .
Don’t be surprised if you will be trying to catch the monkey in your mind who takes you to malls you visited last week to the coming episodes of GOT !
Rather, now you will start thinking about the message of book. You will train yourself to stay in the present moment.
You will ponder how you can use the lessons and ideas of books in your life.
8.BOOKS FORCE YOU TO THINK !!
Books force you to think whether you are making life big ? It helps to ponder on actions.
Most Readers never take a break to think/analyse their actions.
Its essential to slow down life, and hit that pause button to take a breather from the shit -which life is throws at you .
It also helps to focus on the essential and weed out the rest.
9. BOOKS BOLSTERS YOUR BRAIN
Reading is one of the best way to enhance your brain’s power and capabilities.
Studies by neurologists have proved that reading fosters creativity, skyrockets imagination, develops empathy and love for fellow humans .
The best possible way you can use books to uplift your brain-power is to read books of many genres.
This way you will provide your brain with lot of data and experiences which during incubation period( the time in which you are not reading) gets processed and might generate perceptions and comprehension of problems that can lead to breakthroughs.
10. REDUCES STRESS AND GIVES MOTIVATION
I remember reading Jia Jiang’s Rejection Proof. It gave me so much motivation that i needed during the days of my depression.
Reading books makes you forget the stress and feel refreshed , energetic and awesome. Books make you realize that life is a challenge and stress is a part of the process .
Books change our outlook on stress.
So , the next time you feel depressed and stressed, grab a book !
11. REFINES WRITING SKILLS
Reading exposes you to the nuances of writing . As you Read you acknowledge the writing style of the author.
And if you are a writer or love to write , you will try to find how the author is stimulating emotions through words and verbs.
12. BETTER VOCABULARY
While reading you come across new words, phrases which will get absorbed in your mind as you read continuously .
So if you want to learn esoteric words to flaunt , reading is an option.
13. BOREDOM BUSTER
What do you do when there is no electricity and your cell phone is dead? And lets make it more deadly , say, you have no friends !
What will you do ? Maybe some of you will sleep, others might go for a walk . What if you go to a park with a book ?
Reading books is the best way to enjoy life when you feel like there’s nothing left to do. You will get lost in the lives of characters amid the serene ambiance of the park. How beautiful this would be .
Instead of wasting time on social media and pubg, using free time to read will give you a sense of joy.
Give a book to your mom and dad whenever they feel bored.
14. A GOOD SUBSTITUTE TO MOVIES
I am sure you would have seen Harry Potter movie. But have you read the books by JK Rowling ?
If yes, you will find many scenes that are not included in the movie . Is this not disparity ? Reading is effective than movies as reading makes you creative and smart .
Also books are cheaper than movie tickets. So next time buy a book for your fiancee , you will save tons of money xD .