The 7 Habits that Books and Reading Help You Build

Chad Grills
Feb 8, 2017 · 6 min read
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“Books are the training weights of the mind” –Seneca

1. Books and reading are the ultimate 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. Books and reading upgrade your mental operating system.

3. Books and reading help you practice the art 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. Books and reading inspire you to gain direct experience.

5. Books and reading force a meditative practice where you’re forced to listen to the thoughts of a wise person.

6. Books and reading allow you to strategically isolate yourself from a sometimes sick culture.

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

7. Books and reading are an antifragile vehicle for truth delivery.

“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

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A network of business & tech podcasts designed to accelerate learning. Selected as “Best of 2018” by Apple. Mission.org

Chad Grills

Written by

CEO, http://Mission.org , a network of business & tech podcasts designed to accelerate learning. Selected as “Best of 2018” by Apple. https://apple.co/2KMXjhQ

Mission.org

A network of business & tech podcasts designed to accelerate learning. Selected as “Best of 2018” by Apple. Mission.org

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