Reading is one of the best habits a person can inculcate. Books indeed are our best friends as they teach us a lot. Some of the most successful people in this world have one thing in common and that is they read a lot. And almost all of them attribute their success to their habit of reading. While reading in general is great however there are particular reading habits that lead to success. Let us learn about these in brief:
- Begin With What Interests You
If you are trying to inculcate the habit of reading in your daily routine then it is a good idea to begin with something that interests you. Don’t pick books on business or other heavy topics initially. Though you may want to learn about these topics however these may kill your interest to read right away. This is because as a starter you might feel a bit weary reading the intricate details explained in these. So, pick a topic that interests you. It is suggested to go for non-fiction as it would educate you in some way or the other. You may pick a book on psychology, astrology or the likes to begin with. Once you develop the habit of reading you may shift to other stuff.
- Pick Self Help Books
There are several self help books available in the market. I personally have learned a lot by way of these books and recommend them to all of you. These books help you learn a lot about yourself, the people around, the ways to deal with different situations and much more. Some of the best self help books are: The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, The Secret, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Think and Grow Rich, How to Win Friends and Influence People, The Four Hour Work Week, The Last Lecture and The Purpose Driven Life.
- Read Biographies
Successful people mostly gorge on the biographies of other successful people. These are a source of inspiration for them. Most of the highly successful people have been school or college dropouts or have faced some kind of failure initially. However, they learned from their mistakes and did not give up. This is what made them successful and this is what makes their journey inspiring. Some of the biographies you may lay hands at are: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi, Dreams From my Father by Barack Obama, Wings of Fire by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and The Test of My Life by Yuvraj Singh.
- Reading As a Part of Your Daily Routine
It is suggested to inculcate reading a part of your daily routine. Just as you eat, sleep and go to school/ college every day, make sure you also read for some time each day. Around half an hour of reading per day is a good way to widen your horizon. It is a good idea to read at bedtime.
- Books Read by Successful People
Besides choosing self help books, biographies and books on other topics of your interest it is suggested to scroll through the books read and recommended by successful people. After all if those books, as they claim, changed their life for good, you will certainly get something good to imbibe from them.
Besides, it is essential to keep abreast with the current affairs. If you haven’t tried reading yet, it is time to try it and see how it changes your overall personality for good.