“The person you will be in 5 years will be shaped by the books you read and the people you’re with.”
One of the most popular and most shared sayings we’ve seen lately. We don’t know about people, but when it comes to books, we can easily find successful people who support this saying. The world’s most successful people are fed more by books than we realize. If we look at successful people like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Warren Buffet, we can see that they use their time very well. They were successful because; They continued to learn throughout their lives, and they still do.
Warren Buffet, one of the world’s most successful businessmen, investors and philanthropists, says:
“The more you learn, the more you earn.”
He is famous for reading 5 hours a day, every day. Although he usually reads books about his field, he is a great novelist.
The founder of Microsoft made it a requirement to finish at least 1 book a week and is generally far from fiction; He reads books on business, science and engineering. He rarely immerses himself in novels, but his priority is to seek answers to his curiosity about the world he lives in.
While there is neither Tesla nor PayPal; Elon Musk used to broaden himself and his horizons by reading science fiction. He says that in his youth, he read science fiction novels for close to 10 hours a day.
In an interview, he said that he finished Encyclopedia Britannica (the world’s largest general culture encyclopedia) when he was just 9 years old.
When asked how he knew so much about rockets, his answer was very clear:
You can find the list of the 13 books that most influenced Elon Musk in his life here
Facebook’s CEO said in one of his Facebook posts that he will now finish 1 book in 2 weeks. Zuckerberg, who generally reads about the history of faith, different cultures and technology, says the following about the books:
“Books allow you to fully explore a topic and immerse yourself in it much more deeply than most media today. I can’t wait to shift much more of my media diet towards reading books.”
Oprah Winfrey, the first name that comes to mind when talk show host is mentioned, has been trying to instill the habit of reading books in her viewers since she started producing the show.
For Oprah, reading is one of the greatest favors an individual can do for oneself and an activity that frees the mind. He says that his ability to see beyond what was given to him developed thanks to books. He’s also a big fan of fictional stories.
So, how to acquire the habit and culture of reading books?
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