Why You Should Read More Books and How to Actually Do It

Look, we all want to read more.

I feel like I don’t read enough, you probably feel like you don’t read enough, and we all wish we “just had the time to sit down and read.”

I’m certainly still working on this aspect of myself, as my book collection continuously grows wider and more interesting … but also taller and taller.

My goal at the moment is to hit 20 minutes of good, solid reading a day, preferably in the morning before things really get underway. It’s just enough that it’s a realistic amount to achieve daily, yet it’s an amount that will compound my knowledge over time.

And it’s that compounded knowledge that is what we’re really looking for, especially as dads.

When faced with any decision, no matter how big or how small, we take with us every single previous decision and every bit of information we’ve ever learned. It stands to reason, then, that with the more information one has acquired through experience and learning, the better decisions can be made moving forward.

And if I’ve come to learn anything about parenting, it’s just a series of decisions, big and small, over and over again until you pass out watching Season 3 of The Office for the third Wednesday in a row.

So, basically, I want to commit as much of my time to reading and learning as possible, because I know it will help me navigate my own life more successfully, and will in turn help me perform better as a father and husband.

In the meantime, here are some resources I’ve collected to get the juices flowing on why it’s important to cut into that growing stack but also on, you know, how to actually do it.

Looking at those headlines, it certainly seems like science wants us to read. So maybe we should, then?

And here are some recommendations for books I’ve read recently, have in the hopper or are my classic go-tos.

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