|Reading and education|
unlocks the door to greatness.
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.
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).
Microsoft study source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/03/12/humans-have-shorter-attention-span-than-goldfish-thanks-to-smart/