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HOW TO READ MORE - A LOT MORE

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HOW TO READ MORE - A LOT MORE
When you read a lot of books people inevitably assume you speed read. In fact, that's probably the most common email I get. They want to know my trick for reading so fast. They see all the books I recommend every month in my reading newsletter and assume I must have some secret.

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Reframing excuses we make for not reading:

Reframing excuses we make for not reading:
  • Time: Stop thinking of it as some activity that you do when you feel like it. It should be a reflex, a default.
  • Money: Reading is not a luxury. It’s a necessity.
  • Purpose: Whatever problem you’re struggling with, is probably addressed in some book somewhere by someone a lot smarter than you.

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The purpose of reading

The purpose of reading
The purpose of reading is not just raw knowledge. Reading is part of the human experience. It helps you find meaning, understand yourself, and make your life better.  

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Reading more

Reading more
If you want to read more, there’s no real secret. It’s about adjusting your priorities and your perception so that reading becomes an extension of who you are and what you do.

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