All through elementary, high school, and university I hated reading.I read some small comics here and
there but was never interested in reading novels.
I watched movies for hours at a time but would hate the idea of sitting down for 10 minutes
and reading a couple of pages.
Throughout highschool I never thought it was necessary.
I became very good at getting as much information from as little as possible and figuring out the rest.
Even my physics teacher told me: “If you read the first and last sentence of a paragraph you can get the
gist out of whatever they’re trying to say”.
Never had I been more accustomed to being lazy. I never had the realization that I was robbing myself
of the most amazing stories. I was cutting myself short of the capability to imagine settings, to imagine
characters and their behaviour.
There is an underlying problem in the youth of today. Very few are used to sitting down for long periods
on end and just reading.
Most people are content with scanning and barely working their brain.
Many different apps like vine, instagram,
facebook have accustomed people to have a short attention
span. You look at a blog for a couple of seconds and switch
on to the next.
We fail to realize that we’re robbing ourselves of an extremely important skill. The skill to imagine, to
It took my father months to convince me to pick up Rich Dad Poor Dad
but once I finally decided to read it, it changed my life for the better.
I began to absorb information that would serve me for the rest of
Every single aspect of a book can be used to aid your financial
You want to be successful? Read. You want to know how things work? Read. Reading is the most vital
part for progress in your life.
It teaches you to be consistent, to be determined, to imagine a world outside of what you’re
accustomed to. In the world of marketing/business, stepping out of your comfort zone is an extremely
useful quality that can change your life for the better.