Before, the weekend meant going home. Now, it means reading time.
The community quarantine forces me to stay in my room near my workplace. Typically, I always go home during the weekend. Now that I have so much free time alone at my expense, I can use this time to read some books.
There’s a bad side to too much reading. You’ll be open to so many ideas and may come to the point that you’re tired of it. Some of the ideas are too much for me to take, and some are so powerful that I regret knowing about them. Sometimes, I hope I read some of the content earlier, so I save some time and stress figuring out the solutions by myself. You’ll be bored and just get used to it at some point.
Most of the times, I have a purpose for reading a book. When I started to manage people, I learned a lot of strategies and techniques from books written by John Maxwell. When I wrote my first book, I had Brian Tracy’s guidance through his books and programs. Books are like learning from the experience of other people who have already done the things you want to accomplish. Instead of figuring it out by yourself, you’ll save a lot of failure and time by using the guidelines from authors/ experts in that field.
Now, I’m focusing on how to improve my life. Is it easy? No. Why am I doing it? I’m not sure. I’m a bookish nerd type of person who instead spends my free time alone talking to no one or reading a book because that’s how I like to spend the rest of my life. Instead of waiting for life’s problems, I’m looking for solutions in advance for issues that are to come by reading a book. I’m just justifying my own selfish decisions.
Reading feels like digging for treasures of ideas and hacks of life. Keep reading with the purpose of learning something.
Happy weekend. Stay safe.
Written by: Wenzel Andaya