As little kids rush off to school with their shiny new backpacks and lunch pails, Men, let’s take a look at our own education. Let’s invest in a bit of self-education to raise the bar in our own lives, learning new skills, useful information, and adding value to our lives.
So many men that I know say that they do not like to read.
This, my friends, is why manhood is in decline.
Well – it’s one of the reasons.
Take the time to EDUCATE yourself by reading books, magazines, blogs, etc that stretch your mind and challenge you.
If you struggle to read, maybe because of a learning disability or whatever – consider getting audio books, instructional videos, or podcasts.
But whatever the case may be – reading (or listening) is an extremely valuable tool. I’d encourage you to make a reading list of books that will help you grow in whatever skills or areas that you need in your life.
This is a great reason to have a mentor – someone who does what you do – but does it a few steps ahead of you. Ask them what books they read. Make your own list, and get hopping.
Quick tips for reading more.
1. Download the kindle app on your smartphone. Delete your games. During downtime, read instead of playing Candy Crush.
2. Put a stack of books in your bathroom.
3. Develop the habit of reading for a few minutes when you first wake up.
4. Join a group that is reading through a book together, or get a friend or two to commit to read a book with you over a six week period with a weekly debrief.