Reading is Not for Geeks, It’s for Achievers

Many successful share common traits and one of them is their love for reading books. They reserve at least an hour of their day for reading various materials from books to magazines to autobiographies to scientific articles. The advent of gadgets put a halt on many people’s reading habit. But this shouldn’t happen as there are online articles as well. Of course, reading an actual book isn’t comparable to reading online, but the latter is better than not reading at all. Here are reasons why you should add reading to your daily activities:

  1. Accomplished individuals around the world read as part of their regular practice to stay on top of their game. Mark Cuban, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Oprah, and Elon Musk among many others all read a lot. Warren Buffett, one of the richest persons in the world described his day as simply sitting on his office and reading all day. In fact, he estimated that he currently spends 80% of his day reading and creating ideas.

  2. You get tools for solving your problems when you read. Modern life is full of problems, so wouldn’t it be better if we could get rid of some of them? With reading, we gain the right tools, knowledge, and the know-how to solve most of our problems. For example, if you have insomnia, you can read books on how to deal with this sleep disorder. There’s always a book for whatever you’re currently struggling with.

  3. You can reach your goals with the help of reading. So you want to be rich, travel the world, be famous, be more confident, or build a house? There are more than enough books out there that you can read to achieve your goals.

  4. Reading is inspiring. This is especially true as you read about other people and their achievements. It can be inspiring and motivating to learn about what they did to make the world a better place. Read about Gandhi, Mandela, or Lincoln among other extraordinary people. These people though weren’t born special, but they got to where they were because of hard work, will, perseverance, and dedication. Even reading fiction books can help, especially in improving brain function and connectivity.

Reading is powerful as it can actually change our beliefs and mindsets – in a positive way. From objective physical reactions to happiness to long-term health, and to success, reading can help shape our reality. We can read anywhere – even in bed. Experts suggest having a good mattress to begin your reading in bed, especially if you’re a heavy person. But as long as you are comfortable, you can read a book to gain new information and insight.

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Author: Dianne

She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering. A full time IT Specialist based in Manila, Philippines who enjoys designing, reading and blogging. She fuels her day with a cup of good coffee in the morning and concludes the night thinking about life.

  • I love reading books but true ka dyan, laking distraction ng social media/gadget sa pagbabasa. I don’t read ebooks, only the printed books, kaya mas nakakapag basa ako ng dire-diretso pag walang internet, lol. I believe reading books strengthen our vocabulary, dami ko nadidiscover na words, etc. and reading a book is better with a cup of coffee. 😊

  • Now I feel guilty for not even finishing the book I started this year. I remember back in highschool, I used to read at least 4 books a month! Now I can’t even finish one, and idk what happened. 😞 But I agree with the pros. Sobrang na-enrich din yung vocabulary ko bc of reading. I hope I can pick up my pace soon.

  • Clarisa

    I love reading books! My books are one of my most beloved possessions — they are my babies. Lol. My best friend in high school was the one who helped me discover the joy in reading. I remember, during our breaks, instead of hanging out with our classmates to chat, we stayed in the library to read books. I’m super glad I picked up reading as a hobby coz it helped me massively.

    My favourite genre is fiction, and I mostly read young adult and contemporary (pampakilig lol), and I’m also fascinated with war-related subjects. What’s yours? 🙂

  • I love reading books! I’m a bit behind on this year’s Goodreads reading challenge I set up but hopefully I’ll get to it soon. Introduction to ebooks is probably the best thing ever. Nothing beats the printed works but it’s so expensive to have that collection, so epub it is. I wish we have more public libraries accessible to just read for pleasure. xx, Richel V.

  • I always keep a book in my bag for when I’m stuck somewhere with nothing to do–even if it’s a book I’ve read before. Reading has always calmed me and despite reading less now, it’s good to be reminded to do so every now and then.

    xo, Lou | Caffeine Rush

  • Yes, yes, yes. Reading is sexy. Reading will save lives. Readers rule the world. 😀

  • This! Yes yes and yes. I am often not sure how to react when I tell people that I spend most of my money on books, that I always carry one with me or when I tell them I’d rather stay at home and read a book.

    Tienne – http://www.foregathers.com/blog

  • Reading used to be super boring for me, because I’ve always thought of reading as studying and that ain’t fun. But then I actually started reading novels and realized how enjoyable reading could be. I can’t say I’m a bookwork because I don’t read as many but I do read from time to time when my time allows me to. Especially when I travel, I always bring a book with me. I’ve learned so many things through the books I read, it gives me more knowledge about what may be, no matter what genre or kind of article it is. TBH, a easily like a person who reads!! 🙂

    Nika | wheresnika.con