“In the time you spend on social media each year, you could read 200 books”
I didn’t quite make 500 pages a day, but, in these last two years, I’ve read over 400 books cover to cover. That decision to start reading was one of the most important decisions in my life.
- Do not quit before you start -- "Anyone can do it, but most people won’t."
- Do the simple math -- "To read 200 books, simply spend 417 hours a year reading [at 400 wpm]."
- Find the time -- the average person in the US spends 608 hours on social media and 1,642 hours on TV
- Execute -- use environmental design to keep books nearby at all times. Form habits. Use any medium necessary: print books, ebooks, audiobooks, etc.
I used to read a lot, but I think a smartphone has reduced that considerably. I still read constantly, but it’s Internet more than books. That article is giving me inspiration to fix that problem.
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