Reading Books Will Help You Build These 7 Habits

Chad Grills
Nov 9, 2017 · 5 min read

“Books are the training weights of the mind” –Seneca

Reading Books Will Help You Build These 7 Habits

1. Reading books helps you build the habit of taking the right kind of nootropic

“Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.” — Warren Buffett

2. Reading books helps you build the habit of upgrade your mental operating system

When we upgrade our mental OS, our main apps (speaking, writing, and communicating) all begin to run faster and more smoothly.

3. Reading books helps you build the habit of sitting quietly in a room alone

“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone” — Blaise Pascal

4. Reading books helps you build the habit of getting direct experience

Binge reading books leads to a hunger for experience in the real world.

5. Reading books helps you build the habit of meditation

6. Reading books helps you build the habit of strategic isolation

“Sanity in this culture, requires a certain amount of alienation.” –Terence McKenna

7. Reading books helps you build the habit of telling the truth

“I am of course confident that I will fulfil my tasks as a writer in all circumstances — from my grave even more successfully and more irrefutably than in my lifetime. No one can bar the road to truth, and to advance its cause I am prepared to accept even death. But may it be that repeated lessons will finally teach us not to stop the writer’s pen during his lifetime? At no time has this ennobled our history.” –Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Let me know in the comments: what habits have books and reading helped YOU build? And stay tuned at The Mission, this entire month is reading and writing month!

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