What is a book?
Have you ever heard that dogs are man’s best friends? Actually seen in the right way books are the best friends of people. At times books are even better than people because books speak without an accent using your own voice. The practice of reading books develops concentration and creative thinking. It enhances understanding and sharpens our thinking.
Warren Buffet reads 500 pages a dayMark Cuban reads 3 hours a day, Bill Gates reads 50 books a year.
How will reading books help your become successful?
We can learn life’s most valuable patterns and principles by reading what others have already discovered before you. No scientists today will try to discover the basic laws of electricity. How current works is already written in books. Patterns and principles that will make you rich are readily available for you to read.
Many stop reading after their schooling. But the one who continues to read and study all through life is changing and adapting themselves to the current situation.Those who read become unusual as reading is an agent against aging.
Our culture today advocates the visual watching entertainment videos. Videos from Youtube are a great technological advance. Videos usually give you a walk-through. It gives you just enough understanding to get something to work. Books, on the other hand, build your understanding of the foundation through which you can build higher. Reading a book is slower and seeing a video is faster. But the learning of our brain is a longer and a methodical process until you figure out how to reproduce. Videos are faster and will give you a false sense of accomplishment.
In 1644 Massachusetts passed a law making fathers responsible for teaching children to read. It was a good law. Reading is the most inexpensive thing a parent can do with family. And beware; not reading is the most expensive mistake parents can make. Today parents teach the first two years then turn their children over to the professionals but it was not always so. Parents misrepresent their role to their children when they hand over the child’s discipline and education to the schools. Reading is the ingredient in child development that bonds parent and child closer and easier than any other.
Too often parents try to solve their children problems rather than reading to them and letting truth do it own wonderful work. Parents wait until a crisis occurs when they try to lay the solution on the child. If they had simply read sound principles day by day to their children, the work would have been done and the answers already learned.
What ultra successful people have to say about reading books?
“Reading is still the main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding.”
“Books allow you to fully explore a topic and immerse yourself in a deeper way than most media today.”
“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.”
“Read 500 pages…every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.”