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Stop Reading Random Books and Start Developing a Reading Plan

Learn the power of reading with a purpose….

I have a friend who enjoys reading, but he reads whatever is on his desk or on the shelf – in other words, he reads totally random books. One on leadership, the next on history, the next on a culture issue, next on a spiritual subject, or the next a detective novel.

There’s nothing wrong with any of those choices, but let me offer a different approach:

Read strategically.

Start by answering some questions:
Where are you going with your life?
What do you need to know to get there?
What subjects are you most passionate about?
What information could get you from where you are to where you want to be?

See where I’m going with this?

I read a wide variety of subjects too, but there’s always a plan behind the next book I choose. So stop reading randomly and start building a reading list to grow your knowledge and experience.

Read with a purpose, and watch your life change.

Photo by Susan Q Yin on Unsplash

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2 Comments

  1. This makes it seem like it’s work to read books, somehow. Wasn’t there a book out recently that told the benefits of being a generalist in a world of specialists? 😉

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