When I was growing up and going through the motions of schooling, let me tell you, I HATED reading. I swear I thought it was deathly torture, I would do anything to avoid it. Reading = the plaque.
Now I am 26 years old, living on my own 600 miles away from where I grew up and my girlfriend can’t get me to leave Barnes & Noble for the life of her.
Talk about change. Nothing in school ever interested me enough to actually want to engage in reading. Now I read anything business/entrepreneur related and anything cooking or baking related.
I learned how important reading is when I started becoming interested in being my own boss. I didn’t have the capital to take courses from experts so I stuck to YouTube and reading anything I could find. Within 6 months, I had noticed my vocabulary blossomed to the point where I didn’t recognize myself one day because I never said certain things before. It also has helped me tremendously with my writing skills. They still have a far way to come but just simply reading has done significant work for me.
If you hate reading, go to Barnes & Noble, find your favorite topic, whether it is wood working or computers or science, pick a book and take it home. Read it. Don’t skim it, READ IT.
You will see what I mean.