Leaders are Readers
Last year I set a goal to read 50 books. I fell short with 36, but I didn't feel like a failure. Actually, I was proud of myself for keeping a steady pace of 3 books per month. From those books I took away a lot of wisdom and implemented several processes which I think have made my life better. So at the beginning of 2010 I threw out a goal to read 50 books...again. It will be June in a couple of days and I've gotten through 4 books.
This may seem like my reading effort has drastically fallen off of the face of the planet, but it hasn't. I read A LOT. It wouldn't be too far of a stretch for me to say I invest about 3 hours per day (MINIMUM) reading. What do I read? Blogs, Websites, Magazines, Essays, Articles. I read very frequently (thanks to having a smart phone with internet access readily available). I subscribe to SUCCESS magazine, WOMEN'S HEALTH magazine, and the O magazine, and I read about 80% of the issues each month. I search and find many helpful Self Improvement Blogs and Websites.
So, if I were to compare my reading activity from last year to this year so far, I would easily have to say I read MUCH MORE now than I did before...even though it hasn't been in the form of books as much. My quest in life is to continually pursue learning, one way or another. My goal is still 50 books, though. I do have a special place in my heart for pages I can flip compared to a mouse I click, so I have a deep desire to fly through some and devour the knowledge and creativity available for me. It's just great that we GET to learn and have such easy access to it.