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Reading is Fundamental

Reading and education
unlocks the door to greatness.

You ever wonder why the majority of my blog posts are pretty short? 

It's deliberate on my part to keep them that way, because many people simply do not like to read -- at least not lengthy content. People don't like to read directions or the ingredients of food items, and certainly not long books, articles, or blogs.

Me included on that last part.

I love reading, don't get me wrong. It's just that to sit so long is boring and my attention span is short. It always was. In fact, according to a study Microsoft conducted, many people have short attention spans and start getting fidgety after only a few short minutes. That's why there exists a distaste for  sitting during long lectures. TED Talks are 18 minutes on average (they get it). Further, you probably won't find me sitting for hours reading one single book either. That surprises people since I'm an author and blogger, but it's true. My eBooks are 30/30 -- usually less than 30 pages that can be read within 30 minutes -- easy breezy baby. Regarding books, I'll eventually finish one, but it may take me a while since I'm usually reading other books, articles, blogs, or God knows what else, all at the same time. Honestly, my learning style is similar to the "non-reader", so I tend to keep things short and to the point. Hit it and quit it sort of speak. 

Whatever you read, read for understanding and for wisdom. I'm just glad we're reading though, because it's the key to just about any type of success. And remember, we read the bible. Thats the greatest source of wisdom and power. Can't get any better than that and reading other things in addition to the bible is good, as well.

The moral of the story is to keep reading even if for short periods of time, because it all adds up. "Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding" (Proverbs 3:13).
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Microsoft study source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/03/12/humans-have-shorter-attention-span-than-goldfish-thanks-to-smart/

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