Recently, I’ve started to journal using prompts. When I started journaling last year, it was mostly about random things and used it as a form of venting. Then slowly, I saw a shift in my journaling output. I started to write about my aspirations, thoughts on worldly issues, personal growth and bookish knowledge.
In the month of March, I’ve chosen to use Art of Manliness blog’s prompts. On day 3, there was an interesting question. The prompt asked to decide one positive habit you would like to implement in your life.
It’s an awesome prompt. I have been reflecting on this topic for quite sometime. Recently, I listened to a podcast episode featuring Mike Vardy of Productivityist blog. Mike was explaining why he stopped making new year’s resolutions and started to define 3 focusing words for the year. It hit me! I wanted to create that 3 focusing words for 2016. Mine was:
So, the important positive habit that I chose to implement on daily basis is reading. It is a very important part of human development. I strongly believe that reading opens one’s mind to new ideas and shapes the reader’s thought process. Mostly for good and sometimes for bad. Reading helps one to get lost in a world where everything is possible. Reading helps one to come up with spectacular ideas, innovate and discover great things.
Some of the greatest people ever lived and living in the planet earth had and has one thing is common. They all embraced reading.
Seeking of knowledge has always been the cornerstone of my reading endeavours. And, an easiest way to seek knowledge is through reading. Another way is through traveling; which is another great topic in itself.
In the era of constant distraction and overstimulation, I believe we have lost the ability to sit down and immerse or transplant ourselves to the magical world created by books.
Many of us wonder on the success of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings or George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones. I think the simplest explanation is, we for centuries always wanted to be fascinated in the pursuit of a meaningful journey and the happiness of pursuit.
If there’s one thing that I want everyone to take up this year. It is mostly definitely, reading.
Before I leave you. Here’s a quote to ponder:
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