Read fewer books.
In 2018, I took part in this reading challenge by Goodreads.
I tracked every book I read.
After finishing books, I would mark them as done in the app.
It became like a game to me.
And I was running up the score.. all the way up to 31 books finished by the time 2018 was over.
After that, I decided to stop tracking how many books I read. Here’s why:
1. Once I was around page 30-40, I couldn’t wait to finish the book so I could run up the score and move on to the next. Reading became less enjoyable.
2. I was not getting much out of the books because (a) I tried getting through the books as fast as I could with little regard for comprehension and (b) I did not take the time to apply what I learned.
So, now I read fewer books.. but more deeply.
I take my time. No “speed reading.”
Sometimes I read books two or three times.
Sometimes I listen to it on Audible then read the physical book.
Sometimes I take notes.
And I’ve made the transition from voracious consumer of self-help/business books to actually applying the principles I’ve learned in my business every day. For this reason, I read far less than I did a few years ago, but my results in business and life have been far more favorable.
So, read fewer books, but more deeply.
Which books have you read twice?