Self-Development Snippets - Start Reading Books

According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, improving oneself entails 73.9% of people’s continuous desires and goals. Honestly, what an encouraging information this is; to see that the greater majority of individuals recognize that they could think better, do things better, or even simply be a better person.

Through hundreds of thousands of self-development inquiries, below you can find one of the most popular ones with a focus on, but not limited to, professional self-development topics. And as always, should you need further assistance in planning and accomplishing this topic, reach out to me.

Confession: I rarely used to read books. However, one of my mentors has dedicated his life to reading them; and reads on average one a week. I learned through him that reading, although it consumes a good portion of your time, positively challenges your intellect; keeping you up to date on top concepts in a profound manner. Another similar, but quicker and meaningful approach to reading is to subscribe to forward-thinking magazines and blogs.

If you are like me in my beginning stages, discouraged by the hundreds of pages, break things down in a systematic way so that you are not overwhelmed. You can tackle it with reading a chapter a day; or 10 pages a day. Reading isn’t supposed to have a negative impression on you; its “impression” is crafted to take you to another level of intellect; and it’s supposed to keep you engaged and entertained.

As you start contemplating this side of self-development topic, keep in mind the old Chinese proverb that I have previously mentioned in another article. This proverb is adopted from Lao, a Chinese philosopher, that says “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” This proverb illustrates the invitation for an action, no matter the monstritude of the goal. Think of the distance of “a thousand miles” as the goal. Like in any goal you want to accomplish, you must set forth action. As a matter of fact, the word “accomplish” is heavily backed by action. You cannot accomplish something if you do not act on it. Additionally, “step” stands as a synonym for action. Thus, in order for you to move forward, literally in this example, you must take one step; then another; and another; and so on until you reach your final 1000th mile. To entertain you a bit further, according to Arizona State University Extension, a man’s walking stride (the lengthiest and thus used here as an example) equates to 2.5 feet on average. After some math, in order for you to reach your thousand miles journey, you will have to take on average 2,112,000 steps. Without a doubt, this is an ultimate complex goal, but the point is to illustrate that for every goal you set (like reading books), or desire you want fulfilled, you must take action.


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