All those highly successful people and world’s highest achievers were had one thing in common, the habit of reading and passion to gain real knowledge from it, it was neither their intelligence nor luck but appreciation for reading, they invested time in reading and developed a habit which become a long term profitable investment.
A great depression affectee teenage from a poor family, got employed by a grocery store later this boy was joined by another boy who was the grandson of the grocery shop owner, struggling with his studies and working odd jobs. Soon became friends and started making $2 a day. Time passed and a decade later both these were listed as billionaire reporting profit excess of $20 billion a year with their conglomerate.
Who were these? What’s that conglomerate?. They were none other than Charlie Munger and Warren Buffet with their company named Berkshire Hathaway. From earning $2 a day to surpassing an annual profit of $20 billion their journey to become one of the most successful investors America has ever seen has a secret to tell, a secret of reading..a lot.
There are certain practices that separate the financially successful from the rest of us mere mortals. And one daily habit shared among many of the world’s leaders is that they read.
I constantly see people rise in life who are not the smartest, sometimes not even the most diligent, but they are learning machines. They go to bed every night a little wiser than they were when they got up and boy does that help, particularly when you have a long run ahead of you. – Charlie Munger
The league of Riches
Buffet takes this habit to the extreme, he reads between 500 and 1000 pages a day, but not only Buffett and Munger, many other accomplished people credit their success to reading, entrepreneur Elon Musk learned building rocket from book, he found comfort in fantasy and fiction which ultimately lead him to leave a legacy in the world.
Bill Gates, the richest individual on planet is a bookworm, surprisingly reading about 50 books a year, although he travels a lot and meets so many people around the world but still his love for books is commendable.
And he’s not alone. Here are just a few top business leaders and entrepreneurs who make reading a major part of their daily lifestyle:
Mark Cuban reads more than 3 hours every day
Mark Zuckerberg resolved to read a book every 2 weeks throughout 2015
Oprah Winfrey selects one of her favorite books every month for her Book Club members to read and discuss
A Little wiser every night
Reading is an extremely powerful and positive habit, it builds your character, increases your wisdom that helps you deal with daily life in a more succinct and wise manner. Taking out time for reading may be challenging but it’s about choices in life that you make, it’s upto you how you can make the most of your time.
All those highly accomplished people had already realized the importance of reading and the knowledge they get from it, it’s your turn to learn from them and add some books to your routine life .