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Stop Reading Books, Start Using Them

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How do you treat your book? Do you read them or use them?

There is a great difference when you read a book and read then use the information from it.  Book’s DNA is composed of information that helps people become smarter and wiser. In fact, you can travel the world through pages of a book. 

But it is how you used this information makes a great difference. Do you just passively read the information or do you apply them in your life, or do you often just read and forget the book– if so, then you are definitely doing it wrong all this time.

But for this blog post,  let’s find out how to stop reading a book and starts using them and making sure it is a useful reference.

The Purposes of Learning are Mastery and Implementation

By looking at the book’s cover, think of three great ideas. Check on these three ideas, if you find them within the first three chapters, then you don’t need to keep reading.

You can take note and highlight those ideas and eventually put the book aside. You may still find it readable for later, but for now, you already got what you needed: the three ideas

Oftentimes, it’s actually at the conclusion of each book’s chapters where you can find the best three ideas. That’s because books often end a chapter in a summary with action steps.

Learning useful information from books doesn’t mean you have to read it as a whole.

It’s not all about accumulation the mass amount of knowledge instead, it’s about clarity.

Clarity is a Powerful Weapon

Sometimes, reading things only confuses you. Being in a state of confusions often takes away your power to focus and take action. When things are clear, you’re more likely to take appropriate actions if you have a full understanding of what you’re about to do.

If you’re an internet consultant or an entrepreneur, it’s not always about reading to gain knowledge. Instead, it’s all about taking clarity. Clarity starts with knowing the big distinction between information and knowledge. 

The Big Distinction Between Information and Knowledge

There’s definitely a huge distinction between information and knowledge. Information is facts, numbers, theories, figures, data, and principles. You can have them in just one click through the internet search. 

However, getting information doesn’t really helps you. It does not make you richer, healthier, smarter, happier or successful. There are businessmen who read books to acquire information but still find their lives stagnant. That’s because they skipped the most crucial part of converting information to knowledge.

Information will be meaningless symbols if you will not interpret and understand them. You have to use comprehension to give meaning to the symbols and to bank them as your knowledge. 

 

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