Ever since I was a kid I despised reading. I could just not get into it. It would always be me opening a book reading about a chapter and then putting it down and never picking it back up again. I didn’t understand how people could read so effortlessly and be so entertained by it, it didn’t make sense to me. As I got older I started seeing many people start reading and actually enjoying it. It wasn’t until I went to college and realized that every successful person reads, its just what they do. I knew that it was necessary if I ever wanted to go somewhere in life.
I’m an impulse buyer and sometimes it gets me in trouble, hopefully, this time it would keep me out of trouble. I went over to the target, bought a bookshelf, then went to half price books and bought every book that was appealing to the eye. My mentality was that it didn’t matter what book I purchased, I was going to force myself to read. I gave myself an obtainable goal to read one book a week, something simple.
Let me tell you that “one book a week” goal did not go as planned. After two days I had finished my first book and I had no idea there was so much knowledge in books. I was amazed. There was this whole world out there that I didn’t know about there was a book on everything and I was hooked. I wanted to read more, it didn’t even matter if the books were good or bad I figured knowledge was knowledge and I wanted more.
Books have changed my life for the better and have helped me handle situations in a different manner than I normally would. Books have allowed me to look at things from different peoples perspective and that can drastically make an improvement on your quality of life. What’s your favorite book? Let me know in the comments and I might read it and write a review on it!