6. Practice speed reading

Start by removing all the elements that distract you and turn off your TV or PC. Then pick a book, get a timer, start the timer, read 10 pages and record your results.

The next stage is to set 20 minutes per day to practice speed reading.

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1. Place reading on your priority list

Turn your reading habits into specific and time-sensitive goals and place them on your priority list.

You can schedule reading during breaks such as lunch or dinner, or in the early morning before going to work.

Set a simple timer to make sure you read for at least 20 minutes. Or start by reading 20 pages per day, meaning about 30 minutes.

2. Find good books

Finding good books can be a real challenge. To reduce effort in selecting books, you can search for a curated list compiled by leaders you admire.

You can also Google the “favorite books” of successful people you follow, ask people you admire what they read, or simply follow your own interests.

3. How to enjoy reading

To get great results, you should appreciate and moreover enjoy reading.

1. You may start by picking books that relate directly to a personal interest or skill you’d like to develop.

2. Then set a specific time each day you’ll read.

Depending on your own interests, you may go for books related to personal development, habit change, healthy living, productivity and so on.

A good idea is to start your day by reading at least 20 pages in the morning, even if that means waking up one hour earlier.

In the morning, your mind is clear and your body is relaxed after sleeping, so it’s the perfect moment to invest in yourself.

Of course, don’t limit your reading time to 30 minutes per day when you have more time. Read as much as you can.

You’ll notice that your writing skills also improve as you start reading on a daily basis due to the new concepts you learn constantly.

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Read to Someone

One of the biggest obstacles to reading books we enjoy is that we think we should read books even if we don’t enjoy them—specifically, the idea that if we start a book, we must finish it. This is nonsense, of course.

If you want to build a stronger reading habit, start by making the commitment to quit more bad books.

Warren Buffett

“Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.”

The Essence

It’s important to have a deep willingness to read and grow in the process. Approach reading as a fun, enjoyable and transformational activity that ultimately impacts your life. 

With this kind of mindset, you’ll become intentional about the books you read by picking out those areas in your life that need improvement and plan towards growing to the next level by reading the right books that target those problem areas.

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