What if your wealth were equal to the number of books you’ve read? I’m talking in the most literal sense. Each book you read having a monetary value.
What would that do to society? Could that change the world? Would people jump at this fantastic opportunity, or be lazy and not?
I’ve been pondering this for the past week. I have this great appreciation for reading that I never had until about a year ago.
Knowledge is the one asset that you can never lose, and there’s an unlimited amount of. Unlike more tangible things such as money and material items. I imagine a world where everyone sees the value of reading the way I do.
Think about it, the most successful people read substantially more than your average Joe. But this isn’t new. History tells us that the most intelligent and successful people read the most.
Before we continue, can we acknowledge the dopeness that is my bookshelf?
Point is, succes leaves breadcrumbs! Successful people not only read the most, a good percentage of them write about their successes and failures. Instead of making your own mistakes learn from Steves Jobs, learn from Tim Ferriss, learn from whoever the hell you enjoy reading. Key is to never stop expanding this knowledge base.
Try giving 30 minutes a day to a book or magazine you enjoy. This small investment of time has huge implications for growth, intelligence and overall well-being.
Here’s some food for thought:
What books are you currently reading?
What books do you plan to read this year and why?
Share your thoughts. Until next time✌