As a follow up to my post last month, What Books Are You Reading?, I wanted to share with an excerpt from something I saw today: You Should Never Say These 7 Things If You Want To Be Successful At Work.
Each year, we come across new statistics that show fewer people are reading. According to the Pew Research Center, 24% of Americans read no books in 2013 (the typical American adult reads just five books). In a world of increasing complexity and knowledge, unsuccessful people suffer two problems when they talk about their lack of reading. First, they are actually falling behind everyone else – especially those who read in their fields. Second, they are suggesting they have no need for further knowledge about the world.
Solution: Develop a reading habit and program to improve your knowledge. To get started, pick up one book this week and set a goal to read for at least 15 minutes per day. If you are working on getting ahead in your career, look for books that relate to your career goals (e.g. improve your productivity and organization with Getting Things Done by David Allen). To relax at night before you go to sleep, read a novel for fifteen to sixty minutes to relax – reading is an excellent addition to a successful bedtime routine.
Restart Your Reading Habit With These Book Suggestions:
- 100 Must-Read Books: The Essential Man’s Library (Art of Manliness)
- 25 Recommendations For Life Changing Biographies For The Voracious Reader In You (Ryan Holiday). This article inspired me to read a biography of John D. Rockefeller in 2014 and a biography of George Washington in 2015.
- 15 Best Leadership Books Every Young Leader Needs To Read.
See? It’s not just me saying it!
Here are few more book lists for you to choose from!
Texas Women’s University Book List (very thorough and categorized)
Books for Women Leaders(Amazon List)
So now that the weather is better, grab a good book, find a sunny spot to soak up some sun, and enjoy. Happy Reading!