A Career Hacker’s Classic, read the full post here on Ryan Holiday’s blog.
There are a lot of great books you can read and get some crucial information that can transform your career. Any job seeker can learn a lot just by reading books.
Here are some key takeaways:
- You make time for reading because you understand its importance. It’s a non-negotiable part of your life.
- Carry a book with you all the time, and read every second you get some free time.
- Forget money entirely when it comes to books. Reading is not a luxury. It’s not something you splurge on. It’s a necessity.
- Perhaps the reason you having trouble is you forgot the purpose of reading. It’s not just for fun. The purpose of reading is not just raw knowledge. It’s that it is part of the human experience. It helps you find meaning, understand yourself, and make your life better.
A powerful excerpt from the blog:
“Human beings have been recording their knowledge in book form for more than 5,000 years. That means that whatever you’re working on right now, whatever problem you’re struggling with, is probably addressed in some book somewhere by someone a lot smarter than you. Save yourself the trouble of learning from trial and error–find that point. Benefit from that perspective.”
Ryan Holiday is the bestselling author of Trust Me, I’m Lying, Ego is the Enemy, The Obstacle is the Way, and other books about marketing, culture, and the human condition. His work has been translated into over 30 languages and has appeared everywhere from the New York Times to Fast Company.