How To – 2016 Goals Part 2 (Intellectual)

I’m really looking forward to this goal, as I have had so many books on my “to read” list for so long. I used to be an avid reader, getting through a book or so each week. Slowly, that cadence got away from me, and I gradually drifted towards more Netflix ‘N Chill.

Getting back to reading takes a little practice, especially when you feel like you are so constricted on time. The truth: I was watching WAY too much TV, and it made me feel like I didn’t have enough time for reading.

I’ve slowed down on my shows, and record them so they are available when I do want to watch, but after about a month of practicing this habit, I’d much rather pick up a good read.

My reading goals do have book that are fiction, but I really want to focus on expanding my knowledge and learning by focusing on nonfiction books.

Just like my last post, let’s break my goal down to successfully achieve it:

  1. Specific: I want to read 1 nonfiction book every 3 weeks
  2. Measurable: One book every 3 weeks
  3. Ownership: I want to expand my life and career knowledge with books that truly inspire and help lead me on my life path, especially with my career and financial paths.
  4. Time Limit: Every 3 weeks, check up!
  5. Written Down: Done!

Since it is now well into (and almost past) January, I’ll do my first check-in.

In January, I read “The Total Money Makeover” by Dave Ramsey.

I also finally finished “All The Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr.

I would highly recommend both. I could not put them down!

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My next completion date is February 12th, and I’m already well into “The FairTax Book” by Neal Boortz and John Linder. It’s election season, and I’d like to know more about various policies that everyone always seems to be buzzing about. Additional titles I’m looking forward to diving into include:

I think I may already be on the fast track to get several of these finished before my 3-week timelines.

One of the secrets to getting through these quickly is by multi-tasking. I’ve been reading these while on the treadmill walking, which was part of my fitness goals, so not only am I getting my workout in for my body, but my mind also gets some time to take in all of this info!

What books have you read and recommend recently? Any ones that you are looking forward to starting?

Christine

 

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2 thoughts on “How To – 2016 Goals Part 2 (Intellectual)

  1. All the Light We Cannot See is definitely one of my favorite books ever, along with Let the Great World Spin and The River Why — if you haven’t read those two, I’d highly recommend them! 🙂

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    • Thanks so much for the recommendations!! I haven’t read either of those, so looks like I have two more to add to my growing Amazon list, haha. I actually just cracked open The Dinner by Herman Koch as well. So much good stuff out there right now, I just need more free time, haha.

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