First off, I like to read on the floor.
Second, I have a bad habit of twirling my hair while I read. I should really stop it because I did this in a meeting one time and a friend seemed… annoyed.
Third, I know I should be reading with more light…another bad habit… and no wonder I’ve been wearing glasses since I was nine. Reading in lowlight and sometimes in the moonlight is not good for your eyes.
Fourth, I’m finding myself sliding off the reading scale. So I put myself on a reading goal of 3 books a week. I used to read 4 books a day…and I don’t know how I ever managed that but those were the days, and now…well, I’m working more.
Fifth, up on my reading list: Good To Great by James C. Collins.
I wish this book was one of my required reading back in business class during college. It would have helped me especially once I started my own business.
I’m not one of those fortunate people who was born with an amazing talent and knew it from an early age. Those people must be destined for greatness with athletic ability, musical talent, being born into a famous family, singer, and even being extremely beautiful. They’ve got it all while the rest of us have to go through most of our life trying to figure it out.
Here’s one passage from the book that’s worth pondering over. It inspires me…and I hope it inspires you too. // Xo, K.
“When what you are deeply passionate about, what you can be best in the world at and what drives your economic engine come together, not only does your work move toward greatness, but so does your life. For, in the end, it is impossible to have a great life unless it is a meaningful life. And it is very difficult to have a meaningful life without meaningful work. Perhaps, then, you might gain that rare tranquility that comes from knowing that you’ve had a hand in creating something of intrinsic excellence that makes a contribution. Indeed, you might even gain that deepest of all satisfactions: knowing that your short time here on this earth has been well spent, and that it mattered.”
-James C. Collins , Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make The Leap…and Others Don’t