Recently, I’ve been thinking about how life is too important not to live fully engaged, fully alive, and fully motivated. This is the way to best live out our purpose and really be there for our loved ones.
One of the ways I stay fully engaged, fully alive, and fully motivated is by reading great books. Books will educate, inspire, and give you new ideas. Ideas that can change your life.
As I read more and more, I realize some books and authors resonate with me more than others. The ones that resonate with me are the ones that really get me going and generate the flow of ideas.
In the past, I aways thought I needed to finish each book I started. Even if it wasn’t one I really liked I had a self-imposed, limiting rule that I needed to finish it. If I didn’t follow that rule, I felt I was being noncommittal, even undependable.
I’d struggle through a book and find myself not reading as much because of it. During these times, I found I would loose my edge. I wasn’t spending time reading and taking in new, great content and because of this I was no longer energized like I wanted to be.
I’ve come to the realization that I don’t need to finish a book if it doesn’t resonate with me. There are lots of great books out there; I can go on to another one.
Life is too important to get hung up on self-imposed, limiting rules like always needing a to finish a book, even if it doesn’t resonate with you.
Take a look at your own life. Are you getting hung up on any self-imposed, limiting rules? If so, get rid of them so you can live fully engaged, fully alive, and fully motivated!