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The biggest problem with reading is the starting point, actually starting to read - we buy tons on books for "later" and we never read them.
By physically scheduling a time and place for starting to read, you're setting an appoint to do so. And we tend to respect our appointments.
One of the main reasons we start reading books and never finish them is the fact that those books seem too big and intimidating.
When you break down a book and measure your progress by its chapters, your brain will no longer see it as a huge obstacle you have to overcome.
Tell yourself that after every chapter you read, you are going to reward yourself with the next episode of the show you like.
After doing so for a while, you will start to actually like reading, because your brain will associate it with something pleasant.
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Thinking from first principles is not a new idea. It's actually the single most consistent factor among great thinkers.
For example, Aristotle believed that you could not possess true knowledge without first understanding the first principles. He thought that everything could be divided into categories and sub-categories (the smallest of them being the equivalent for first principles).
An empiricist is a person that believed all true knowledge is based and obtained through experience.
The process of seeking knowledge through experience and making use of reason to give it structure it how we can find the first principles of a subject.