9 Ways Missionaries Can Read Better…and Become Better in the Process.

Reading is a powerful shortcut, IF you turn on your brain.

  • Thinking burns more calories than scanning.
  • The quote, “If you get one idea from a book, it was worth the read.” Lazy excuse to tune out for 95% of the book.
  • The feeling of FINISHING comes easier than DOING what it says.

Step 1: Develop a deep, driving desire to master the principles in the book.

  • Read the table of contents
  • Read the book description
  • Look for benefits
  • Picture benefits in life/work
  • Choose to chase mastery

Step 2: Read each chapter twice before going on.

  • First pass: lightly read or skim and your brain creates a framework
  • Second pass: read at a normal pace and your brain sticks things on the framework

Step 3: As you read, stop often to ask yourself how you can apply each suggestion.

Step 4: Underscore each important idea.

Step 5: Review the book on a schedule.

  • Monthly?
  • Quarterly?
  • Yearly?

Step 6: Apply the principles.

  • Chose three principles
  • Carry them on paper or your phone
  • Look for how to apply them
  • Choose three more

Step 7: Set out a consequence jar.

Step 8: Check in with yourself weekly.

  • What mistakes have I made?
  • How am I better?
  • What lessons have I learned?

Step 9: Keep notes on your progress.

  • Chose a page in a journal or file on your phone.
  • Write a sentence or more each time you review the book or check in with yourself.

Bonus: Give the book as a gift to someone you respect.

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