Social media is dominating now more than ever, and everyone wants a booming life for a booming social media feed. They’re either on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Instagram etc. Showing off a highlight of their life, or a life they want to have.
But did you know that most people lie on their social media accounts? In a survey on (https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/04/07/over-75-of-people-lie-on-social-media/), it was stated that more than 75% of people lie about their lives on social media. Only 18% of people said that their lives represent them, 31% of people said that “it’s their lives without the boring bits.”
Do not let these people fool you, it can lead to depression. I’ve experienced this myself, I thought that my life sucked, and I thought success was unobtainable. Now, instead of sitting around feeling sorry for myself, I looked at the facts, and I stopped comparing my life to what I saw on social media! You should do the same, and you can start the road to success with this one simple step.
READ! READ! READ!
If you’re reading this article, then I know that you want to change your life. You started with the first step, knowing the importance of READING.
This is the difference between the poor, the rich, successful people and unsuccessful people. Almost all billionaires in this world read every single day!
Warren Buffett said that 80% percent of his day consists of reading. Bill Gates said that he reads about 50 books per year, which is 1 per week. Mark Cuban reads more than 3 hours every single day. When Elon Musk was asked how he was able to build rockets, he said “I READ BOOKS.” Mark Zuckerberg finishes 1 book every two weeks. Oprah Winfrey selects her favorite book to present to her book club every month.
Do you finally get the point?
A study found that over 1,200 rich people say they read in their spare time. Interesting right? Not only do they read on a consistent basis, they are selective about their reading.
Reading is a great start to change your life, but don’t read to be entertained! Read to educate yourself instead. Books are a gateway to knowledge and learning. So NO, tabloids don’t count!
Tom Curly, the author of “Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals”, talked about an interesting fact. He said, “rich people (income of 160,000$ and liquid net worth of 3.2 million plus) read for education, self-improvement, education, and success. Poor people, on the other hand, (annual income of 35,000$ or less and net worth of 5,000 or less) read primarily to be entertained.”
Read books that can educate you about things that matter. Become obsessed, read biographies and autobiographies for motivation as well.
Stop worrying about someone else’s life on social media and start repairing your life with reading.
Albert Einstein said that “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.”
Don’t become insane, stop going on social media in your free time! Replace that with book time instead!
I dare you to start reading for 2 hours a day. I guarantee that your life will change! Not sure where to start? Here are my top 3 suggestions: