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By John Hunt
Life calendar_today 07 August 2020
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The importance of reading nonfiction books

We have all heard the saying – it’s essential to learn from your mistakes – but it’s more important to learn from others’ mistakes. 

That’s precisely the importance of reading nonfiction books written by the most successful people in the world. 

Others have already made mistakes that you haven’t even thought about, and you can learn exactly that once you read from their experiences.

Books such as “Think and grow rich” by Napoleon Hill, “The 4-hour workweek” by Tim Ferris, “Awaken the giant within” by Anthony Robbins, and much more. 

These are all just a small fraction of books that by reading them, you will most likely change your thoughts, behaviors, and actions. 

You will learn how top achievers achieved their life success, what mistakes they did, what they learned from them, and more.

We all see the world in a certain way, basing it upon our previous life experiences.

Once you start looking at the world by a very successful businessman, Elon Musk, for example, you start seeing the world from their perspective, how do they look at challenges, how they are preparing their weeks and months ahead, and can learn it all just by reading!

What’s more amazing than that?

Now, of course, you’re not going to learn EVERYTHING by just reading a book, let’s put everything on the table.

The most important thing is that a flow of new ideas will start coming to your mind, a new perspective will appear, and you might have solutions to a lot of your problems since you read how others dealt with them!

So it’s about saving time, learning from others, and implementing these strategies into your business or life. 

I would say that the most important books I have read are business, entrepreneurship, finance, relationships, and time management.

As I’ve written before, most or maybe all of your current struggles, have already been solved by others.

How to read such books:

The first step is to look at these books as your friends. You’re not going to read these books once, and that’s it. The vital point to understand is that these books will give you different points of view in different parts of your life.

Reading “Awaken the giant within” by Anthony Robbins will give you specific ideas and understandings at age 25, but different ones at age 30.

Meaning, the more you go through life, and the more you experience, the more impact these books will have on you in different life stages.

You might not understand certain things because you haven’t gone through specific experiences once you first read a particular book, such as being in a relationship, opened a business, went through a divorce, and so on. 

Reading these books in different stages of your life will give you a different perspective on things that you’re currently going through. 

What are your thoughts on nonfiction books? Have you read some that have changed your life and gave you a particular perspective?

Please share with us and with others what books have had the most significant impact on your life!