If You Can't Read This, You're Not Reading Enough

If You Can't Read This, You're Not Reading Enough

On the previous New Year’s Eve, I wrote a post (How Many Books Did You Read This Year?) that detailed the number of books I read (30) in 2017.  This was in follow-up to an earlier post, You Are What You Read.  Personally, the latter article is one of my favorites and in it I shared my personal reading plan.

With both of those articles in my mind, I started 2018 fresh and set a reading goal for myself.  I would read 52 books over the year.  For those terrible with math or a calendar, that’s one book a week.

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Is it Time to Up Your Game?

Is it Time to Up Your Game?

I stumbled across Grant Cardone on YouTube.  Cardone is a motivational trainer and a real estate advisor.  I don’t remember what topic I was researching when I first discovered him but there was a video for Cardone, so I clicked it.  The guy was full of energy and charisma.  I liked his message and filed away the name.

Then another visit to YouTube for another topic and yet another Grant Cardone sighting.  I watched another video and another.  Who was this guy?

At the time, I didn’t jump to find more out about him until I realized a company in my industry had referred to something as TenX.  When I made the connection back to Grant Cardone’s The 10X Rule:  The Only Difference Between Success and Failure I thought I should take a deeper look and purchased the book

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How Many Books Did You Read This Year?

How Many Books Did You Read This Year?

Earlier this year, I wrote the post You Are What You Read in which I discussed the well-documented argument that successful people read

I also talked about my reading plan:  For every book I read for pleasure, I will read one book for education.

Since today is New Year’s Eve, I thought I’d share my reading list for the past year and what I learned about myself.  Before I do that, though, here’s some additional information I found concerning the value of reading.

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You Are What You Read

You Are What You Read

There’s a famous computer coding concept known as GIGO – Garbage In / Garbage Out.  If you put sloppy coding (information) into a computer, you will get equally or greater sloppy results.

The human brain is essentially a computer.  It’s an easy concept to understand from there, right?

If we put bad stuff into our brains, then we’re going to get poor results out.  Duh.

For the most part, as adults, we can control what goes into our brains.

We can turn off the television or, at the very least, turn the channel away from the latest excuse for reality TV and switch over to a worthwhile documentary.

We can power off the video game or choose to play a non-violent one.

We can choose which informational blog posts to read (thank you for reading this one, btw), instead of jumping over to TMZ.

Above all, we can choose to read a book.

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