The Best Way to Find More Time to Read (Farnam Street)

A colleague at work, Bijay Gurung shared a good resource on the best way to find more time to read. The blog was from Farnam Street. Found the blog very simple and insightful. I’m borrowing lines from the blog that stuck out to me:

As simple as it sounds, finding time to read boils down to choices about how you allocate your time. And allocating your time is how successful people increase productivity.

When reading, I generally take notes. I’m underlining, synthesizing, asking questions, and relating concepts from other things I’ve read. (I’ve heard that Bill Gates does the same thing while reading books).

If you’re a knowledge worker, you’re paid to use your brain, so it’s in your best interest to make that brain as big as possible.

Charlie Munger, voracious reader, billionaire, and vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, once commented: “In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time – none, zero.”

Warning: Side effects of reading more may include (1) increased intelligence; (2) an uncomfortable silence when someone asks you what happened on Game of Thrones last night and you say “Game of what?”; (3) better ideas; and (4) increased understanding of yourself and others.

Read the whole blog here.

 

Leave a Reply