Re-reading the best books is better than consuming all of the available books
Quality is better than quantity.
This also applies to reading books. Why?
You can read as many books as you want, if you don’t apply the strategies, tips, and systems from them then you just consumed them and procrastinated.
I have the habit of wanting to read all of the interesting books. But in the end, I had some amazing mind changes, great quotes, and a lot of motivation but I didn’t apply it to my life.
I had to change something. A day later I couldn’t remember what I was reading.
Now I re-read the best books over and over again. I will write down my thoughts and the things that got me thinking and inspired me.
That’s the way how to read a book: over and over again, and using it as a study book.
One of the books I re-read a lot (maybe twice a year):
The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson
When I first read it, it blew my mind.
I was always thinking too much about what people would think of me.
I was stressed about how people thought about me, how I looked,… I was crazy busy thinking too much.
But the thing is: the other people also think only about themselves and how they look like, what people think of them,…
It blew my mind because other people think the same as me. And I know that I don’t think about what other people wear or how they behave. So I know that people don’t think about that too.
We all think about ourselves, we all have our own problems. Most of the time we don’t even have time to think about others. Except when people gossip.
“Who you are is defined by what you are willing to struggle for”
— Mark Manson
Don’t give a f*ck what other people think about you. They don’t care about you anyway. And if your friends or family really care about you, they love you and support you anytime.
Wear whatever you want. Do whatever you want. Take the job you want to take. Sleep with whoever you want.
Live the way you want to live.
At some point, we all will be dead anyway. At the end of your life don’t regret that you didn’t live the way you wanted.
The whole book is not just about giving a f*ck about people, but about everything in life. You decide what you give a f*ck about.
It’s prioritizing the problems you want to have. To prioritize only the good problems or the problems that get you further in life.
“Our values determine the metrics by which we measure ourselves and everyone else”
— Mark Manson
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