Given the rise of smartphones, streaming, and gaming, you might think that books are on their way out. But actually, that’s not the case — in fact, the opposite is true. Books are thriving! And is it any wonder that this is the case? After all, playing a video game can be fun, but it’s not going to help you to quite the same extent that a book can help you. Reading can help you to push forward in countless ways. In this blog, we’re going to run through four different areas where reading can help you to grow and become the best version of yourself.
No one gets all the answers in childhood. In fact, no one gets anywhere close to getting all the answers. When you’re in adulthood, it’s likely that you’ll come up against something that poses a challenge, or you might just realize that you don’t have the tools you need to push forward. This is where books can help. There are many fantastic self-help books that you can use to understand yourself — and the world — better. Just by reading, you’ll take a significant step towards being a better version of yourself. Just like that!
There are many difficult aspects of life. But is there an aspect of life more difficult than relationships? If there is, we don’t know — or want to know — what it is. The problem with relationships is that when you hit a problem, you’ll have dozens of people willing to give advice but zero people who can give good advice. The number of people who really understand relationships is limited, but thankfully, many of those people wrote books. Pick up a book like All About Love by Bell Hooks, and you’ll understand your partner — and yourself — on a much deeper level. It might just save your relationship.
In Your Career
People often think that they’re ready for career success as soon as they’ve graduated from college. But that’s rarely the case. They’re only ready to start their career. If they want to take things further, then they’ll likely need to learn more. And this is especially the case if they want to start their own business. Thankfully, you don’t have to go back to school to top up your skills. You can just read books like the best marketing books or the memoirs of some of history’s most successful entrepreneurs. Set aside some time for reading, and you’ll be well on your way to making progress in your professional life.
Love Of Life
Finally, let’s think about love of life. It’s normal to feel into a bit of a funk from time to time, especially if you’re just doing the same things over and over again. Reading can take you out of your mundane world and show you a level of excitement that might have been lacking in your life. It can kickstart a feel of adventure that might just provide the jolt of energy you need to really change your life for the better.