The original concept for the ‘52 books in 52 weeks’ project started out as something that I just plucked out of the air. My greatest surges of learning have always come from books – as well as life – and so it made perfect sense to challenge myself by trying to read one book per week. But what started out, as a project has now just become a new way of life for me. That’s what happens in my life these days. I create very positive, healthy and useful habits whilst simultaneously placing my destructive, unhealthy and pointless habits into a locked cupboard.
There were two minor issues that I found hidden amongst the treasures that the knowledge brought me. You need to be selfish if you want to read one book per week. If you have a partner, or children, then you need to make it clear that you need your time and space to read – free from distraction. Some books need a good hour or so to complete your allotted ‘reading time’ in order to keep you on track; and with everything else that modern life throws at you it can be tough. If you think that reading is going to be a new way of life for you – and you should – then get serious about your reading time.