Don’t Finish That Book!

No, this is not me rebelling against reading. Yes, I do struggle to read. I am a slow reader and I prefer learning by other methods.

However, I believe in being a reader. This productivity tip has been one I picked up from Michael Hyatt’s Podcast #055: How to Read a Non-Fiction Book. Michael gives several great tips and this one has stuck with me.

There are too many books for you and I to read all of them. We must make a decision on which ones to read and which ones to stop reading. If a book is not any good, why would you continue reading it? Just so you can say you finished it?

Don’t waste your time. You do not have to finish every book. Instead, start a new book, one which will actually add value to your life, business, family, etc.

What tip do you have for struggling readers like me? PLEASE share in the comments section. I need all the help I can get.

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  1. Chris Paulk

    Great post, Adam! If I know that I probably won’t take notes or need to reference charts in the book, I LOVE to read/listen to the book on Audible. I can listen to the book in the car, during my morning run, etc. And, I can listen to the book at 1.5x speed…faster than I could probably read consistently. I actually read most of my books this way. If I find something especially noteworthy in the Audible book (especially when it’s business related) I will buy an ebook version…a little redundant, but this is the exception. Happy reading!

    June 17, 2014
    • adamsuter

      Thanks Chris! Great tip I should have mentioned. There are even some free audio book apps, but they tend to be older books. Audible is really great though.

      June 20, 2014