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How to Set a Reading Goal that will Accomplish Your Other Goals
by On December 30, 2008

It is time to set your 2009 goals for. You will probably have goals for your business, goals for your health and goals for your finances. But don’t forget to set a goal for mental growth, learning and improving yourself in 2009.

A great place to start is with a reading goal and, as an added bonus, a reading goal will probably help you achieve the goals in other areas of your life as well.

Here are the step-by-step instructions for setting a reading goal.

  1. Decide what books (or what category of books) are most meaningful to you. This is going to be very closely related to you larger goals for your life. If your business goals are high priority, you will definitely want to include some business books on your list. Don’t just pick randomly select any old business book. Get specific. Determine which books will actually help you to progress toward your goals. The time you invest in planning, and creating a MEANINGFUL reading list will be a huge benefit.If your goals require it, definitely include other types of books, such as books on personal development, personal finance, spirituality, health, relationships, and so on. Again, tailor your list to your goals. Whatever you choose, make sure that the books you read are meaningful to you.
  2. Your plan for reading in 2009 should also be the right size. This simply means that it is best if you take a realistic look at your goals for the year, and the time and resources available to achieve them. You might like to think you can read 1 book a week, but you must ask yourself if you are truly willing and able to pay the price to do that. If not, then determine what you actually can and will do. If you can only realistically read one book per month, then make that your plan and pick the most important 12 books on your list. The list you can actually complete, realistically, is the right list for you. If you complete your list by October, good for you.
  3. Schedule time in your schedule for reading. It may be the first 15 minutes of your day or the last 15 minutes of your day. Just make sure you have a commitment and appointment with your self to read.
  4. Reading should be fun. That doesn’t mean that it is always easy or simple. But reading can be one of the great joys of your life, enriching your mind, widening your viewpoint, and sharpening your appetite for life, and expanding your soul. Therefore, always remember that your booklist is meant to serve you. Change your list if it will help you to make better, faster progress toward your goals. You are in charge of your reading. Make the most of it.

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