Read To Lead

One of the most common New Year's resolutions you will find up there with exercise, eating healthier and managing finances better is to read more. I am a big believer in reading. There are countless concepts and ideas that I've used throughout my career, with my family and in relationships. I also believe any time you engage your mind in learning something new it is like exercising your body. Learning something new opens up possibilities and connects seemingly unrelated concepts.

Every year many aim to start reading more than they did in the past but have a hard time reaching their goal. Setting a goal is easy, where many fall down is setting up systems to turn their goal from a fantasy to something realistic. The two most important things you can do is set a time each day you are going to read and set the number of pages you will read during that time. Reading 10 pages a day will get you through most books in a month. I know you can read 10 pages a day, depending on what works best for you you could read right away in the morning or before you go to bed. While you are eating a meal works well too.

Don't worry about reading a book, just read 10 pages. Then tomorrow read 10 pages. Keep doing that. If you miss a day, so what, come back tomorrow and read your 10 pages. Your goal is to read more. If you read 10 books this year instead of 12 nobody is going to care. The goal only means something to you. My goal last year is the same as this year, to read 18 books. I only finished 15 last year. Know what I'm going to do about it? I'm going to go read my 10 pages.


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