Prioritize reading good books

Prioritize reading good books

By Jean Ricot Dormeus

Renowned American neurosurgeon and politician Ben Carson had experienced a rough time in his early years at school. His academic performance initially lagged far behind his classmates until his mother limited his time watching television and required him to read and write book reports on two library books per week. Reading good books worked miracles on Carson, as his grades soared. This habit propelled him to the pinnacle of science and politics.

Reading good books stands out as the best tool at our disposal to develop ourselves, nurture a lofty vision, and bring to pass great achievements. This habit not only speaks to our mental growth, but also promotes good health, and enhances harmonious social interactions.

The website “” states that reading could help reduce mental decline in old age by up to 32%. This hobby offers even better stress reduction than some of the other popular methods, such as listening to music or exercise. 

According to a study from the University of Liverpool, respondents who described themselves as readers were 10% more likely than non-readers to report adequate levels of self-esteem. The percentage increases to 18% if we only observe those who read for 30 minutes a week or more.  To top it up, 86% of people with an annual household income of $75,000 a year read at least one book every year.

What other habit can beat reading? Actually, the solution to most issues and the bridge to the gap between most of our aspirations and our reality are just a few books away. My favorite motivational speaker Jim Rohn said, “Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary.” And Fran Lebowitz added, “Think before you speak. Read before you think.”

Are you eyeing outstanding results in a particular area of your life? Prioritize reading good books on the matter. Before you know it, you will put to work brilliant ideas and exceptional skills.

Jean Ricot Dormeus

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“To concede defeat when you are entrusted with a mission amounts to jeopardizing the utility and quality of the rest of your life. Is it worth it?”

Jean Ricot Dormeus, Land of Dormant Dreams – A Walk into the Future, p. 61