Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader
This title came to my mind while having a conversation with a school friend of mine, where we were discussing about our school library, and that made me recollect this beautiful phrase put up on one of the boards — That today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader!
We live in an age marked by limitless information. An interesting fact which I recently got to know, that the weekday edition of the New York Times contains more information than an average person was exposed to during an entire lifetime in seventeenth-century England.
As the world today thrives on trends, updates & upgrades, to keep up to date with these latest trends in any profession becomes really imperative.
So, you must be thinking that is there any tangible way to qualitatively upgrade yourself on a daily basis?
That’s where a Good Reading Habit will be your biggest super power to thrive in this age marked information and a society marked knowledge.
Thus, in this age marked by dynamism, it’s not just important to stay in a company of good people, but also in a company of great books!
Books always keep us engaged in a Lifelong learning and the central aspect of developing a good reading Habit is about widening our horizon of thinking and changing the perspectives of viewing situations.
A question must have come up to your mind, that why develop a good Reading Habit?
Here is my take on it!
First and foremost, the most immediate benefit Reading will offer is improvement of your Vocabulary and when our mind is fed with a rich diet of new words, we can perhaps use them in our day to day conversations to make them more meaningful.
Secondly, Reading will give you tremendous content and substance, as it will provide you not just the ‘How to speak’ aspect but also the ‘What to speak’ aspect to prepare your content, this will in turn enhance your confidence during your presentations in college and your profession.
For those of you who fear public speaking, it’s this habit which will empower you with a rich diet vocabulary and content to bring out your confidence on stage.
As they say ‘Content is King’.
It is this very habit which makes Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Elon Musk get that cutting edge to emerge out on top!
As we understand the impact reading can have in our daily lives, you must be thinking on are there any strategies which can help you organize your reading?
Here are some strategies which I personally follow and have helped me a lot-
- Know your “ON” times i.e. The time of the day when we are most productive and have high focus. This will help you in easy grasping of knowledge.
- Break your Reading Task and Set Reading Goals — This will help you structure your reading into smaller and easier chunks.
- Learn to Connect the Dots — Connecting different concepts will help you remember the content easily.
-Always keep a highlighter and Dictionary while you are Reading — This will help you focus on new words and get deeper insights from the Book.
- Read across different categories of books, try changing your genre time and again — This will help you improve your reaction to diverse topics in discussions.
-Find your Ideal Environment which has minimum distractions, so that we can sacrifice some of our screen time to enter into the wonderful world of creative freedom, a wonderful world of Books.
And Lastly Try out this experiment-
Pick up any book today, and start with reading just 5 pages daily and experience the nourishment of your intellect.
As you keep the software of your brain updated, you will reach greater heights in no time!