Reading is a top priority to many successful people, and avid readers have an increased chance of achieving success.
LifeDaily highlights why in 9 Reasons Why Readers Tend To Be A Lot More Successful:
1. They are more focused
Reading isn’t a quick process. Readers must take breaks, although an avid reader simply cannot put down a good book for a long time once they’ve gotten into it. Being able to dedicate a chunk of your time to reading a book helps to increase your focus.
2. They set goals
Readers set goals for themselves when they sit down with a good book. Whether it’s carving out how long they will spend a day reading, or deciding to read until a certain concept is solidified in their minds, readers have a mission when they begin reading.
3. They have incredible writing and speaking skills
An avid readers vocabulary is quite large. From reading some of the greatest novels of all time, readers become so passionate that they are able to translate that into their writing and speaking skills, by being extremely well-spoken.
4. They have increased memory
Readers understand how powerful the brain is, and that it never stops growing. It can hold an unlimited capacity of information, and readers know that the more they read, the easier it becomes for them to retain information. It’s just the same as practicing anything else to become better at it.
5.They spend their time wisely
They might have only 15 or 20 minutes before they have to be somewhere, but instead of seeing this as hardly any time, they know that they can get through many pages of a book in this time. A reader uses their time wisely, and so do successful people- they seize every opportunity they have to learn something new.
6. They have perspective
Readers gain insight from reading novels, as they feel as if they’ve lived out the life of many characters. This see various perspectives, and all angles of an issue. Being an avid reader allows you to put yourself in someone else’s shoes, and even if it’s just for a moment, and you remember that experience for the rest of your life.
7. They are reflective
Readers reflect on what they just read, and they use the same effect in their lives. Their ability to be reflective allows them the opportunity to understand how they can be more productive in their lives. They reflect on their choices, and look to find ways to improve.
8. They are educated and informed
Readers don’t just pick up a book to finish it, they read it to take something away from it. They don’t just see reading as getting through a book to say that they read it, they want something more. They want to gain something from it, and they always do.
9. They read to relax
Readers will often read to relax, and to gain knowledge, and even in successful people’s quietest moments, they still strive to improve. Reading to relax increases your knowledge, and allows you to tune out the world- putting you in optimal relaxation mode.
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