Starting off our series of Personal Development tips is: Read Everyday.
Personal Development requires two things: exposure to new information and behavior change. Reading is one of the best ways to expose yourself to new information because books are filled with the life experiences and data collected by other people.
Reading expands upon the knowledge and information that you already have. It exposes you to new possibilities. When you read often you start to believe that you can be more and do more.
Benefits Of Reading
- Reading helps increase verbal abilities/Expands vocabulary
- Increased focus and concentration
- Helps reduce stress
- Exposure to new information
- Helps improve memory
- Improves writing ability
- Improves critical and analytical abilities
- Provides entertainment
Maybe the best benefit of all is that reading helps you break through the limitations that you place on yourself. When asked about his secret to success Warren Buffet pointed to a stack of books and said “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest.”
Knowledge builds up like compound interest. Let that marinate for a second.
Warren Buffet is among many other highly successful people who read often to educate themselves. Some of these highly successful people include:
- Bill Gates
- Elon Musk
- Mark Cuban
- Mark Zuckerberg
- Oprah Winfrey
That’s a pretty impressive list. If you want to be successful then you have to do what successful people do. Now go read a book!