Friday, March 23, 2018

A Chair, a Book, and an Appointment

An armchair, checkered table, and books in a room with wooden floorboards

[Photo by at Cater Yang Unsplash]

So often we read on the fly. Whether it is while having breakfast or waiting in doctor's offices or at airports, we try to catch up on our reading in much the same way many of us seek to catch up on sleep.

That is common and it is a mistake when it comes to anything deeper than the standard thriller or spy novel. More substantive material requires focus and time. Ten minutes here or there won't do it.

A comfortable chair and at least 30 minutes of uninterrupted time will be needed. [Better yet, schedule a one or two hour block.]

Schedule it. Don't wish for it. Treat it as if it were a meeting only in this case the meeting may be with Aristotle, Drucker, Tolstoy or some other writer of real substance.

It will be time well-spent.

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