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How to Instantly Benefit from Reading Self-Improvement Articles!
“Begin with the end in mind” is a sound advice for you. Unfortunately, it’s applied selectively in life by those around you. Many just apply techniques hoping to discover what they know along the way. Making things up as they go, that is. This is especially true when reading motivational and self-improvement articles.
When you open a book or a page, what do you want to achieve? How would you like to achieve it? Will what you read help you in achieving it? How so? What other things do you need to know? What’s stopping you from already achieving it? What can you do to overcome that hurdle? Which, among those solutions, are the most practicable?
These series of questions are designed to aid you in understanding what you read. Unlike leisure reading, read your articles proactively. Ask question and see its application in your life. After that, immediately apply it over and over again.
By 21 days, you’d be amazed how your new habit becomes a regular habit!
Returning back to what you want: see how the information and habit you can acquire would help you reach your ultimate goal.
For example, you want to be this year’s City-wide Karaoke Champion. Certainly reading “how to prepare a 7 course meal for 100 people with a budget of $50” would be irrelevant! You may want to read Paula Abdul’s biography. Or perhaps Simon Cowell’s profile and discover what he wants. Instead of dismissing what they went through, find a way how it can work for you positively. As you habitually act with the end in mind, you get that much closer to your destination.
Without the end in mind, you’ll do anything coming your way, whether you need it or not.
So, you may want to take some time to consider what it is that you want in life. From there, what can you be or work towards so you can get that. Also, consider how you’re going to achieve it. You’ll be amazed how proactive reading habits can help you instantly.