5 ways reading can help you succeed
March 2, 2017 / Sharnie Carter
If you’re not much of a reader, then you’re missing out. Not just on the enjoyment that a great story can bring, but on other benefits too. Here are 5 ways that reading can help you become successful:
Everything you read provides your head with new information. The more you read increases your knowledge and enables you to be better-equipped to tackle any challenge. Remember knowledge is power!
The more you read the more words you are exposed to. Inevitably this will then make its way into your everyday vocabulary. This will help in any profession, as you will be able to speak to those higher than you with confidence. It could even help in developing your career path, as those that are well-spoken, well-read and knowledgeable tend to get promotions sooner then those that don’t.
Your brain has to remember a lot of things when reading a book. You have to remember an assortment of characters, their backgrounds, ambitions, history, and nuances, as well as the various arcs and sub-plots that weave their way through every story. Our brains amazingly remember these and therefore help our short-term memory recall as well as stabilising moods.
Encourage life’s goals
Research has found that by reading about someone who is overcoming obstacles helps motivate you in meeting your own goals. The more you connect with a character and experience want is happening to them, the more likely you are to take action.
It doesn’t matter how stressed you are about your studies, work or other commitments; it all just slips away when you lose yourself in a great story. A well-written novel can transport you into other worlds and allow tensions to drain away, allowing you to relax.