There are many ways and sources out there through which you can learn and get knowledge but the old and effective one is to learn through reading a book. Book holds the feeling, emotion, and experience of a person and full knowledge related to a particular domain or a topic.
Book Reading is a hobby of an entrepreneur, business tycoons, and effective people. Before making a new habit we should consider the importance of a particular habit.
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Why Reading a Book Is Important?
The importance is directly related to a need or purpose and we all have different purposes. So, the importance of reading a book depends on your need and purpose. Some read books for the purpose of knowledge, some for the purpose of entertainment, some to improve vocabulary, etc.
When you feel alone the book will accompany you, when you need a knowledge book will provide you a piece of information, when you are facing a problem, the book will provide you a solution.
Whenever I read a book, I feel someone is talking with me, someone is sharing his experience, and someone is guiding me. Our knowledge is limited. If we want to understand the world around us, we have to read more and more. The more we read, our mind will start to think beyond our beliefs.
Benefits of Reading a Book
When we talk about reading a book, we found many great benefits in it. In this article, we are going to explore some benefits of reading book in our life.
1. Gain more knowledge in less time
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” ― George R.R. Martin,
The whole purpose of an author is to share his own experience because he doesn’t want us to face those problems which he had faced in his personal or professional life.
After making so many mistakes, spending months and even years with hard work, the Author would able to share his experience, knowledge in the form of a book.
We can also learn from our mistake. But we don’t have to make those mistakes in order to learn such insights, that’s why we read books and gain knowledge of well-experienced person within a week or month. And this is the power of the reading book.
2. It helps to model successful people
“that people who produce outstanding results think this way.” ― Anthony Robbins,
We want to become like someone and we can through modelling them not physically but mentally. When we read someone biography, we would be able to understand his mindset and then we can model them and produced such results which they have already produced.
3. Improved Concentration and Focus
Power of focus is becoming weak day by day because of so many distractions. In this modern world, it becomes difficult to focus on a single job. At the same time, we divide our time and focus between working on a task, chatting with someone, checking emails, keeping an eye of Facebook, and interacting with a co-worker. This will leads to increase our stress level and on the other hand, it will decrease our level of productivity and creativity. While reading a book, all of our attention is focused on story or philosophy written in a book, this will leads to improve our power of concentration and focus. We need to read book daily al least for 10 minutes in order to increase this power daily.
4. Increases imagination and creativity
The written words have the power to stimulate our mind to create an image. Basically, while reading, our mind will automatically start creating images.
When we discover new philosophies and new topic which we have never thought before, we start to imagine those things, we start to think in a new direction and the more we find new things in a book, our mind becomes more sharpen in creativity. Note: If you are sceptical mindset reader then it will never work. So, be curious mindset while reading a book.
5. Increase your vocabulary
In order to express our emotion and to convey our thought in an effective way, we must have good command on vocabulary. I saw many intelligent people, who can’t express their knowledge in an effective way due to poor vocabulary. When you read a different kind of books your vocabulary becomes strong.
In other words, reading a different kind of authors and observing their writing style makes us able to speak like a native speaker. Hence, it will also help us to write in a different style which is in demand in a content writing field.
6. Help to push you in your profession
If you want to get quick success in your profession, you must read the book. There are tons of books available related to every kind of profession. like accounts, stock market, marketing, programming. You can get knowledge from these books and boost your knowledge related to your profession.
Every company or organization would love to hire someone who reads books. Hence, if you have a reading habit, the probability of your immediate hiring at any job will increase
7. It Expands Your Knowledge
The more you read the more you will learn new things about different people, about human behaviour, about human perception, about different cultures, and about new possibilities.
Increase in knowledge leads to different types of benefits.
1) Knowledge increases our acceptance which leads to not become angry.
2. When we read more and more we start to see one situation by more than one angles which help us to make better decisions.
3. Knowledge is not only limited to understand external things but it is also an internal journey of understanding ourself. Deep understanding of oneself means to understand the human being.
Note: After reading 10 to 15 books some people start to live in an illusion which is not good for your personal and professional life. If you think you know everything, you feel your mind is becoming more and more conservative day by day and if you think others are wrong, it means you are living in an illusion.
8. It motivates us
Books have a power to motivate and inspire us, especially those books which are filled with success and as well as failure stories.No one feels positive, motivated every time, even bill gates feel frustrated and become demotivated in his life. Feeling demotivated is common but people’s reaction to this situation is different.
9. we can be happy alone with reading
Many people struggle to make themself happy alone. It is easy to be happy with someone but it’s not easy to be happy alone. We are always searing for the ways to occupy our mind with some stuff in order to be happy or busy, which leads us toward social media, chatting with someone etc. But this is a short term solution for a longterm problem. To be happy alone we have to cultivate some habits which could be done alone and reading a book is one of the most beneficial among them.
10. It improve sleep quality
Raman Malhotra, MD, said “For many [people], reading can be relaxing and enjoyable, which can put your mind and body in the appropriate mindset or mood to go to sleep,”
There is a great relationship between sleeping and to live in a present moment. When we read a book before going to sleep, our mind becomes peaceful because of living in a present moment while reading, which relaxes our mind and improves our overall sleep quality and restfulness.
Now think in the opposite direction when we go to bed with bed thoughts or with demotivation, our sleep turns into a nightmare.
There are more than 10 benefits of reading book. Once you will develop book reading habit, you will come to know about other benefits which you can get from reading book.