Well Begun is Half Done!
- Understand why do you want to start reading?
- Do you wanna gather extra general knowledge for competitive exams?
- Do you wanna read because everyone else is?
- Do you wanna read because you’ve seen ‘books’ changing people’s lives?
- Based on your purpose, decide what do you wanna read!
- Online blogs?- Visit James Clear, Altucher Confidential – Ideas for a World Out of Balance , Oliver Emberton (Petty self-promotion- my blog- Dipanshu Rawal – From the Pen of an Avid Reader )
- Current Affairs and General Knowledge? Start reading The Hindu. Period.
- Books? Umm… let me give you a list. But before that,
- Like the saying… Well Begun is Half Done!
- Make a sound and smart start!
- Read articles about habit formation from James Clear
- Pick your first book wisely.
- I’d recommend these books to start with any of these-
- Harry Potter Series, –Buy Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Book (Amazon)
- Rich Dad Poor Dad, –Buy Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach their Kids About Money that the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck- Buy The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Book (Amazon link)
- The Fault in Our Stars- Buy The Fault in our Stars Book
- An underrated yet amazing book- To Cancer, With Love (By Neelam Kumar) To Cancer, with Love: My Journey of Joy (Amazon)
- Keep your journey interesting.
- Join goodreads, and follow some good book blogs (you can subscribe to my quora blog too- One Book A Month
- Try out different genre- spiritual, self-help, motivational, thriller, horror, fantasy, urban-teen romance, classics, etc
- Explore and study more!
- Make a habit of reading daily
- Decide a time.
- I read 30–40min daily before going to sleep. (You can also make it first thing in the morning.) For me, I write first and then read a bit in the morning.
- I have kept an alarm for 9 PM about ‘reading time’. I go to sleep around 10 PM. so…
- Stick to your dedicated reading time
- No matter what.
- Even if you’re tired.
- Even if you have fever or cold or eye flu.
- Unless you die.
- Keep your books near to your bed shelf. So, you’d approach them easily.
- Decide a time.
- Keep getting book recommendations regularly.
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