June 02, 2011

How to read

 Just a snippet from a thought-provoking post sent to us:
How can we become active readers in the midst of the frantic pace of our lives?  It is tempting to view the act of sitting down with a book – much less many books – as a luxury, afforded those with unique schedules or privileged positions in life.  In truth, it’s available to us all.  It’s simply a matter of choice.

One choice in particular.

I once heard Jim Collins, known to many as the author of bestselling business titles, comment that we do not need to make more “to do” lists, but rather a few “stop doing” lists.  I know that in my life, the great opposition to reading is what I allow to fill my time instead of reading.  To say we have no time to read is not really true; we have simply chosen to use our time for other things, or have allowed our time to be filled to the exclusion of reading.

So don’t add “reading” to your “to do” list.  Just stop doing the things that keep you from doing it.

But read.

And particularly the great books. 
 Read the full post by James Emery White at CrossWalk.com here

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