Posts Tagged ‘reading’

Evan Carmichael said,

“Reading doesn’t have to be your top priority, but learning should be…”

So maybe reading’s not your bag, but just because you don’t like to read doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t learn.

You’ve just got to find the way that works better for you.

I get it…

Reading may feel like a chore.

You may fall asleep after 5 minutes of reading or you just can’t seem to stay focused.

That’s cool…don’t beat yourself up because you don’t read or that you’re slow reader.

Beat yourself up because you don’t learn.

ūüĒ•Not liking to read is not a reason to not learn.

You’ve got to figure out other ways that you can learn.

I love to read, but after 10 years of voraciously reading I’ve gotten burned out-so much so that I read very little.

But it doesn’t mean that I don’t learn.

I learn through podcasts & I’ve subscribed to YouTube premium where I can listen to YouTube (w/out the screen being on.)

I think ways of learning are seasonal…

There are seasons I like to read & other seasons I prefer audiobooks, podcasts, & YouTube more.

I may stop one, but I never stop learning.

Find what works better for you to keep progressing.

Your 5th grade teacher wasn’t right.

ūüĒ•Reading’s not the only way to go, but learning’s the place to be.

Make learning a top priority & it doesn’t have to be in a book.

Have an amazing day.

~Stay in The Sales Life ūüí™

I recently made the decision to not read any new books for the rest of the year. Instead, I am hitting the rewind button and re-reading the books I flew through in years’ past. Ashamedly, I did not read my first book cover to cover until I was 25 years old. I limped through high school and college without ever¬†reading an entire book;¬†Uncle Cliff¬†[Notes] and I¬†were real close. In my race to catch up with all of the years I missed reading, I blew through books. I was in a hurry to finish one only to¬†leap onto the next one; I even set yearly goals to read 12, 24, then 36 books per year- as if I would get called to receive an award for most improved reader. The 12 years I have been reading has re-shaped my life; I also¬†confess, in those¬†12 years,¬† I’ve forgotten more in those books than I can remember.¬†¬†Some books¬†I can’t remember ever putting my paws on some of them; had it not been for an occasional highlight here and there, there would be no evidence of me ever reading them.¬†

¬†I’ve decided to become a slow, tattoo artist of my books.¬† I’ve begun to slow down and re-read the titles¬†that peak my interest¬†and mark them up. I no¬†longer¬†treat my books as a shrine; if I want to highlight, scribble, draw smiley faces, or anything I feel lead to do I will-after all, I’m on my time and they were bought with my dime.¬†Just as ink is injected into the skin leaving an indelible mark on the body, so to will I¬†ink up¬†my books. Inking up books leaves 2 things: 1) the scribbles, highlights, and notes you leave on the page¬†get inked into your mind 2) the tattooed books are the footprints of important things left behind¬†for your loved ones to remember you by.