Smell The Roses…Or Read A Book!

Take time out your busy day to smell the roses…or read a book!

We live in such a fast-paced culture that sometimes it can be difficult, even overwhelming, to think that we can actually read an entire book. Believe it or not, no matter how busy you are, you can do it. It just requires a little thinking outside of the box, and sometimes we get so caught up in our daily routines it’s difficult to see the amount of time we actually do have.

It’s all about how we prioritize things to fit into the key fundamentals of our lives that can make a profound impact in it. For example, If you are on a train, on a bus, on break at your job, or in your bed right before you go to sleep, you can definitely muster up some alone time to get in some good reading.

There was a study done recently that came to the conclusion that successful people have healthy reading habits. In fact, the wealthiest people in America usually read multiple books a year. This enables them to keep themselves up to date on new issues, help foster new ideas and even provide themselves with entertainment on their down time.

One thing I like to believe is that everyone can be just as productive in reading as any culturally accepted successful person. The most profound point I have discovered with reading is the impact it has on the culture. Reading is instrumental in cultivating talents, ideas and imagination, and keeping people abreast of new information along with informing people of the old. Even after reading a book, many people feel a sense of accomplishment as it builds their self-esteem. Even more so, when parents read regularly it has a profound impact on their children as well. The children will more likely be readers and studies have shown the impact this has on the educational growth of children.

As the saying goes, reading is fundamental, but I would like to introduce a new phrase: “Reading is more than fundamental. It’s instrumental to successful living.”

Written by: Travis Blakely

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