This was the beginning of 2020 When I got inspired to read because I watched too many videos on Youtube that told me you’ve to be a reader in order to be an intellectual personality.
I ordered 2 books on Amazon,
- Think And Grow Rich
- The power of the subconscious mind
I got the books, read 2-3 pages then crickets🦗…
I had no patience to sit down and read, maybe due to my fu$ked attention span due to social media. It was very difficult to read a single page.
Fast forward a few months, Nothing improved.
In this time I keep on learning about new things that can impact this thing. A lot of people helped me into this state by giving relevant advice.
One day, I discovered a video on Instagram which told me to read one page a day in order to build it.
Nothing worked for me, LOL!
One day, I started reading a book called traffic secrets. This was the first book that I read seriously.
I read about few chapters because they interested me. (It took me a month or so to do it.
One day, Everything changed!
A Stage of Self-awareness
One day I came to know about a manga named “Solo Leveling” which is a science fiction story.
I started reading it on my mobile. Two days – 100+ chapters gone!
I came to know that I can become good at reading by something that interests me.
There is a quote by Naval Ravikant: Read What You Love Until You Love to Read
This event resonated a lot with me when I read this quote. Let’s go back to the story
Still, As I said I was reading fiction on my mobile where Physical books were nonfiction.
Again, I was unable to develop consistency in reading.
Pass forward a few months, I was watching a video by Ankur Warikoo where he explained that you don’t need to read a book cover to cover.
If a book is unable to capture your attention this means you’re not ready for that book yet.
Again as I said, I wasn’t consistent yet
LAST MONTH, I took the ultimate goal of this year. At least, Reading one page a day. It’s been more than 24 days since I’m reading every single day.
This time I’m following one important rule.
– Skip the chapter that doesn’t excite me
It’s been a good journey to this day.
By the way, I’m still looking for a good fiction book in order to develop a passion for reading.
Feel free to drop your recommendation!