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There are no short cuts when it comes to understanding, absorbing and implementing what you read and if you are reading a powerful book that could impact your life, then you want to get into the habit of reading it and taking your time to get the most out of the experience, you don't just read it to read it, you read it to understand it and implement what it says.
So my first tip, is to read a book once for pleasure and as soon as you finish it, turn back to page one and read it again to fully comprehend and understand the ideas and strategies that are being shared.
Always take notes, get a high lighter and don't be afraid to mark things up in your book, think of reading as a project!
Now I know some of you struggle with focusing for any real length of time, especially when it comes to reading a book, mainly because there are no special effects and no surround sound to keep you engaged. So you have to make reading work for you... Sometimes you might have to listen to music while read or maybe you have to find an environment that is close to home that you feel comfortable reading in, whatever the case may be do what works for you and if you can only read 10 pages a day before you lose focus, then just do that!
Get yourself into a frame of mind for reading, Turn off your phone, limit your distractions and for those next few minutes or hours, give yourself a chance to escape into the words of the book you are reading.
Finally, whenever you finish reading a book, invest some time going over your notes and expanding upon the ideas and concepts you have just read and think about how you can modify and apply them into your life, right now. Like anything I share with it guys, you have to learn to adapt it into your life rather than take it literally - which is where most people go wrong when reading books.
Also, don't think that the more you read books, the better you get....
I see it a lot in the personal development industry... People think the more books they read the more money they'll make....
Hell no guys.... Books are awesome, but you also have to HUSTLE 💯