First Book I’ve Read On Purpose
I did it. It only took me 30 years to do it, but I did it. I read a book on purpose.
All the books and textbooks I was forced to read in elementary, junior high, high school, and college don’t count. Because in all honestly if I could have gotten through those years without those books and textbooks, I would have. I never saw reading books as a fun time and every single time I tried it, I would lose focus and tell myself my attention span was just too short and therefore reading books just wasn’t my thing. I was very stubborn on this particular thing (actually I’m pretty stubborn in general haha). I said I wasn’t ever going to be into reading but I guess a person can change.
Now don’t get me wrong I read all the time. Lots. Everyday. But never in the form of actual books. I read articles and blurbs, and research on anything that I’m passionate about. I will put the time in reading all about a specific topic so I can gain as much knowledge on that subject as I possibly can (For my post about positivity that I wrote for this blog, I researched long and hard and it took me 2 whole weeks to get through all the information so I could write the post). Although most of the information I like researching is not the most important stuff like movie, tv, and music information haha. Regardless I read a lot. It never occurred to me that with all the reading I do, if I read books, by this age I would have finished a lot of books. I would have gained a lot more knowledge in that time. Oh well I guess its time to start now which I’m going to do. I’m going to start finishing books like I finish TV shows. I can’t wait to soak up all this knowledge!
The book that I just finished is “The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck”. Quite simply an amazing book! I got referred to it by a friend of mine because of a conversation we were having about different traits we each had. I had mentioned that if I could add anything to my character traits, without losing anything else, it would be to have a little more of the “not giving a f*ck” mentality. Not to the point of being disrespectful but just for my own sanity. You see I waste too much time worrying about situations that I shouldn’t worry about. He then suggested this book and said he loved it. So I figured I would give it a read. Might as well make that the starting point for my enjoyable book reading journey. The book was fantastic, I highly recommend it. It’s all about flipping the conventional way of thinking to achieve happiness. It’s not about avoiding discomfort, it’s actually looking for that discomfort but deciding what discomfort is worth it in order get what you want. I feel like I gained quite a bit from reading this book. I love that feeling of growing and making yourself better. That’s what it’s all about baby!
Do you enjoy reading for pleasure? Are you a fiction or non-fiction type of person? Let me know in the comments below. Also I would like to ask you what good self improvement/growth books have you read and would recommend? I need some more options to expand my mind.
- Papa Bird