- October 28, 2016
- Posted by: toperunsewe
- Category: Uncategorized
In life, it is very essential to pay attention to the little things that seem not to matter. This is because it is the seemingly irrelevant things that have the greater influence and make the greater differences.
In the same vein, fast tracking your success in business requires that you begin to pay attention to those things others ignore. One major way to fast rack success is to invest in self-development. There is a saying wise man once said, “If you would experience what no one has experienced, then you must do what no one has done”. One of such things is things that gives you an edge over other is: READING.
The ability to learn constantly is one trait successful entrepreneurs have in common. In the world of business, change is constant and with change comes either business growth or decline. Reading about a specific topic for as low as 30 minutes every single day, you would record significant improvement in your field.
Here are some additional benefits to reading:
- Reading helps you stay abreast with the new trend
Trend can be a competitive advantage in business if you can spot it fast enough and take advantage of it. In the world we live in now, things change so rapidly that if you are not on guard, you might be left behind. You don’t want to be obsolete and old fashioned. One major way to stay abreast with recent trends is to read.
You may not be an industrial analyst, but after the analyst has done the dirty work, the wise thing is for you to pick up journals and see what the analysts have to say and how it relates to you and your business.
- Reading informs you
Naturally, one of the primary benefits of reading is that you can learn about a variety of different subjects. As an entrepreneur you need to be aware of opportunities that relate to your business. Many have let great opportunities slip through their fingers because they refuse to take advantage of the numerous opportunities available to them within the pages of great books.
- Reading can energize you.
A good book can fire you up. There are certain books that give the drive and energy to keep going when you are almost at the end of your strength. Isaac Newton said, “If I’m able to see far in life, it’s because I am able to sit on the shoulder of giants”. Reading books by people who have succeeded in your area of interests, helps you to know what problems they faced and how they overcame, thus giving you the drive to persevere in your journey to success irrespective of the hurdles you face.
Great books may challenge you in one way or another, but that’s just a pull to be better, and that’s what personal development is all about.
- Reading can inspire you.
You need fresh input to stay inspired. If you rely too heavily on the creative wells you’ve been drawing from for years or even decades, eventually they will dry up. And then you’ll start to feel like you’re just rehashing old ideas over and over again, which you probably are. If you want to avoid creative stagnation, you need to read material that challenges your point of view and doesn’t just affirm it.
- Reading can help you stay sharp.
Many people have accepted the idea that your mental faculties deteriorate with age. But I don’t believe that this has to be the case. In fact, I think it’s a tragedy when our elders don’t have the opportunity to pass on their wisdom from a life well lived. I, for one, would love to hear their thoughts – their regrets, their victories, their life lessons, and so on. Regardless, reading is one of many activities that can help you stay sharp.
Take note of the following:
- Ensure that you read wide so as to enlarge your scope of knowledge about not just business, but life in general,
- All reading is beneficial, but not all reading is geared towards personal or career growth. So while plunging into your favorite novel is not a bad thing, you’re not necessarily going to find principles and ideas that you can apply to your life.
In conclusion, never forget that,“readers are leaders, so read a book today.