Issue #51

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Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. — Joseph Addison
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How much do you read? If you’re anything like me, no matter how much you read, you feel that you should be reading more. You want to read more.

And that’s a good thing. The smartest and most successful people almost always have one thing in common: they read a lot.

Reading is not only the best way to get smarter and more successful, reading is the gateway to a better life. It can help prevent stress, depression, and dementia, while enhancing confidence, empathy, decision-making, and overall life satisfaction.

Do you need any more reasons to read more?

How Reading Rewires Your Brain for More Intelligence and Empathy

Time and again, reading has been shown to make us healthier, smarter, and more empathic.

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The Reading Habits of Ultra-Successful People

Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common? They read. A lot.

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Here’s My Secret Weapon: I Read

If you want to accomplish anything of value, challenge yourself to read. Not just random blog posts and newsletters, read books.

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Arthur Schopenhauer: On Reading and Books

It’s important to take time to think about what we’re reading and not merely assume the thoughts of the author. We need to digest, synthesize, and organize the thoughts of others if we are to understand. This is the grunt work of thinking. It’s how we acquire wisdom.

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Until Next Week

Currently, I’m reading Persuadable: How Great Leaders Change Their Minds to Change the World, by Al Pittampalli. It’s on the importance of being able to change your mind in the face of new evidence, and on the humility, inconsistency, and open-mindedness as leadership assets.

I’m only halfway through it, but I would recommend it if you’re even remotely interested in the topic.

What are you reading currently? Hit reply and let me know.

Zoran Jambor
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