How to Establish a Reading Practice
This is the time of the year where it seems like everyone starts to summarize the end of the year and start their resolution thinking. I find a spike in traffic to any of my posts about reading around Dec - Jan, as it seems like everyone wants to read more.
You should read if you like it, or if it provides a way for you to reach a goal you have. Reading doesn’t make you a better person, or make you taller-strong-more-good-looking.
If you want to read more, you need to figure out why you want to read, and then you need to establish your reading rules.
For example, here is my WHY:
- I read because it relaxes me, and I like learning new things.
Here are my rules:
- I consider buying a book a good investment, all financial discipline is outside book buying.
- Stop reading a book if you don’t like it.
- Reread books sometimes.
Because I know my why and rules, I can direct my reading practice towards specific things, like a DIY Tech MBA, more easily. (In that case I’m not going to just stop reading a specific book if it doesn’t interest me, however)