Reading makes you successful and that is not limited to finance magazines. Just about any book that inspires you, makes you think and can improve something about your life is needed. Reading is the foundation of a smart successful mind. This is the most useful and relaxing habit we can have.
In fact, let me tell you a little secret.
Our brain does not simply relax by removing all thoughts and neural activities. Our mind isn’t completely shut down even when we sleep. It’s a 24/7 machine that never stops. So what “relaxing” actually means? An activity that relaxes our mind or makes us feel good. And the best feeling in the world is the one of progress. We might tend to have addictive habits because they have a quick reaction into our brain. Is a quick effect without no essence. But once that rush disappears, we come back to where we left with a wasting time feeling added.
We need long-term solutions that deeply help our lives. We need that meaning in our life, that purpose, that progress. We need that fulfillment. You see, bad habits hurt our mind and feelings more than our bodies. It goes the other way around: good habits nurture and empowers our mind and feelings.
Let’s break it down how reading actually helps your bankroll.
You will solve problems faster and better
It’s nothing so productive as a detective-like mind. If you can spot differences, patterns and all the small details around yourself, you can easily fix any kind of situation you might encounter. Anything is fixable, and a sharp mind finds easily solutions. When you can solve things fast that means you can financially progress much easier.
You will have inspiration for new ideas
The innovation brings wealth. Even if we learn from other people, if we try to apply what they applied, it’s always best to do it with our own personal touch. The little differences make a huge impact. Not all great products were also inventions. Most of the great products are just a better way to do something already done. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel, but it’s awesome if you can improve it. Because how much you make is proportional to the value you bring to the world.
Now, this doesn’t only apply to inventions.
Even if you are a driver that works for a company, you can still become the best driver that company ever saw. Anything you do must be done the best way possible. Because that unique value you will bring it will increase your income. And inspiration is a good way of improvement because you can see and test new ideas easily.
Your mind will be trained and alert
Have you ever woken up after a long sleep, and even if you felt rested you also felt so dizzy or numb that you regretted sleeping that long? I know I did. That’s because our body needs time to recover from sleep and get active again. The more you sleep the more time is required for recovery. All the systems need to start: your metabolism, awareness, consciousness, digestive system etc. Think about a computer rebooting, but that has 100 processes it needs to restart. That’s why people who are inactive for a long period have a hard time getting back in the active mode.
It’s the same thing with our brain.
Our wisdom needs to be properly trained. Because when you are facing a challenge you need to be able to come up with a solution fast. The more time you need to go into that “solving problems” mode, the more time you waste and that is going to hurt your productivity. If you are sharp, if you are active, if your mind is constantly trained to get things done and find solutions, you will be the most productive you can. And that, my friend, means progress at its finest.
You will be more efficient
This is the overall goal. We don’t just study for the sake of studying. Everything that reading is giving to you must be used to get more efficient. To do more things faster and better. Our brain controls our actions. Even if we listen to our gut and instincts, it’s still the brain who gives the action command. That means: the more efficient you are, the more you do. The more opportunities you find and take advantage of. The more challenges you face and overcome swiftly. We are problem solvers! That’s how human race progress.
I am at point A and I want to get to point B as fast as possible. I look around, study the situation and find a solution. I use everything at my disposal to make my journey easier. That’s how everything in life is. That’s how we achieve progress. And that’s how we get paid for the value we bring. You pay your gardener not because you can’t do it yourself, but because he or she does it better, faster, while you do the things you are good at and that makes your life easier. You see? We get better and faster with practice. That’s also true for our minds.
The more you practice the art of reading, studying, learning, innovating and finding solutions, the best you will be at everything you do in life. And that will make your bankroll grow also.
The books I recommend that will drastically improve your life:
- As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
- Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
- The Seasons of Life by Jim Rohn
- Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude by Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone
- See You at the Top by Zig Ziglar
- The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell
- Twelve Pillars by Chris Widener and Jim Rohn
- Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy
Which one of these books have you read, and which one you plan to read next? Share it with us in the comments. Also if you have other suggestions of books, make sure to tell us and I will edit this article and insert those titles. Have a productive life!