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Succeeding in reading a non-fiction book when you don’t like reading

Most advice on how to overcome procrastination focuses on the surface of the problem without giving concrete solutions.

They put forward the logical reasons why reading is useful: intelligence, culture, discovery.

However, this is not enough, because the blockages are much deeper. They occur at the level of emotions, at the level of beliefs. Thus, procrastination with regard to reading is neither a problem of time management nor of organization.

To take action, we must attack the root of the problem

I have to read an absolute boatload of papers. I procrastinate starting and have trouble staying on task because I care so little about the topics.

” How do you differentiate from getting things done“, my mentor asked.  What?  “You know, the famous bestseller author about how to organize yourself”  He continued. I rambled.  I  could see in his face he wasn’t convinced at all. From that point,  the message was clear.  I needed to read this book and additional cross-functional topics provide him feedback. So I ordered some books on Amazon and received…