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    How To Create An Edge Over Others?

    “… a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”

    ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

    To excel in life, you need specialized knowledge and expertise. Many times textbooks are inefficient in delivering efficient content. The world is changing quickly, and texts may contain outdated information.

    To accelerate your learning, make it a habit to read good books by great authors outside your teachers’ referred textbooks. It will help you create an edge over others.

    The more you read better knowledge you’ll gain, and it will help you generate new ideas that can be used to create valuable content.

    Your answers will be more defined and structured. It will have the creative elements necessary to attract the examiner’s attention.

    Education doesn’t mean cramming the subject and getting good marks but exceeding your limits in your study area.

    Be vibrant enough to catch the attention of others with your specialized knowledge and expertise. Study well and learn to write creative answers.

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    Which Books Must You Need To Read?

    “A fool may buy all the books in the world, and they will be in his library, but he will be able to read only those he deserves.”

    ― Swami Vivekananda

    A book is a life containing the author’s learnings, mistakes, and corrections. To decide which book one must read is a personal choice based on the mental environment and circumstances of the reader.

    Suppose you’re somewhere between fourteen and twenty-one. In that case, the objective of your reading experience must be the installation of specialized knowledge in your mind-body complex so that you can make yourself different from the rest of the crowd.

    You can read books on philosophy and psychology to understand humans better. Poetry and novels may help you develop a romantic taste for life.

    Avoid self-help books because sooner or later, you will realize that no one can teach you anything, and nothing will work unless you’re willing to take the risk of action. Self-help books can feed your brain with information but can’t inspire you to take the step. For that, you’ve to become a self-help author by yourself.

    Understand the needs of the current environment and read books that can help you meet those requirements. If you’re struggling with finances, focus on studying a specialized field in which you can outperform others instead of reading business and finance.

    Autobiographies and memoirs may help you to create good habits that can lead you to success. Avoid erotic literature and gossip material.

    Treat books like living personalities and understand their persona. Every book you read is the consciousness of the author in that book’s pages. The book you’re going to select for reading will become your friend, and you know which friends you need the most. Choose that book.

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    How To Read A Book Like A Pro?

    A book is a dream you hold in your hands.

    – Neil Gaiman

    To read a book is like reading a person engraved in the pages of that book- active and talking to you like a friend sharing her experiences of joy and sorrow, failure and success, including a few bits of information that has the potential to transform your life.

    When I say reading a book, I don’t mean what you mean by reading a book. I mean, it’s an experience of friendship with the author. She’s talking to you in the best form of written words she can express. This book is her love affair. If that were not the case, she couldn’t have bothered to inscribe her thoughts on paper. There are gems in her words that came out of suffering and enlightenment. She’s telling you a story about her experience, listen to it like music.

    Please don’t read the book with boredom and loneliness but feel the author; her mood, feelings, and emotions. She’s an alive entity.

    Try to live the author’s words as if they were written exclusively for you as a guideline for your way to success. Who knows she has written that book for you, and what you’re holding in your hands is a dream she imagined for you.

    I believe that after reading this article, your approach to reading will change forever, and it will never be a dry experience for you.


    A Note: My dear reader, I don’t know you personally, but since you’re reading my blog, you’re unique to me. I know that your time is as precious as mine; hence I try my best to express myself in short. I can make any of my blog posts as long as possible, but that will decrease the quality of my effort and waste your time.

    I’m an avid reader and arrogant learner who knows much more minor than it needs to know about the world. Creating this lifestyle blog is to introduce to you my unique lifestyle and present to you some of my experiences, both excellent and evil. It’s a lifetime project that I’ve taken listening to the voice of my heart. It doesn’t pay me anything in monetary terms but gives me more satisfaction than any other endeavor in my life.

    I don’t expect anything in return from you as it’s not a service. I’m writing this blog for my satisfaction. You’re giving your time and attention to me; that’s sufficient. May this lifestyle blog help you create a lifestyle that you can publish online. I’ll be one of your readers if you’re true to yourself.

    Thanks for being with me till now.


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    7 Self-Help Books To Be Read By Every Professional

    1. Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger edited by Peter D Kaufman

    2. Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines and Habits of Billionaires, Icons and World-Class Performers by Timothy Ferriss

    3. Principles: Life and Work By Ray Dalio

    4. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (Toltec Wisdom Book) By Don Miguel Ruiz & Janet Mills

    5. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People By Stephen R. Covey

    6. You Can Heal Your Life By Louise L. Hay

    7. War Of Art By Steven Pressfield

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    What to Read and Why?

    What is the need to read books and blogs that are not part of your curriculum?
    Why waste time learning from the experiences of a person who is a so-called expert in another field?
    What is the need for it?

    It’s for the people who have nothing to do except read and travel because their pockets are filled with more than their monthly expenditure.

    If you think this way, a second look is the need of the hour.

    You have the energy and skill to spend on anything that you wish to spend on. You have experiences of your own, about life and how to live it. You have faced failure and success, both. 

    So, you know…

    No matter who is writing what, in the end, it’s a silly story of ‘the journey from failure to success’.

    These scoundrels somehow managed to escape the ‘rat race’ and now they are bragging of their ‘knowledge and luxuries’ with fancy expansive words like their lavish lifestyle. Once they have to face the problems that I had faced in my life and the daily struggle of torture, humiliation, and workload of responsibilities that I am facing now, they will come to remember how sweet the milk of their mothers are.

    You’re right. 

    They don’t know anything more than you, about life. They don’t have anything that is more precious and better than your definition of philosophy of life.

    You are struggling at one phase of life and they are struggling on another. What is the difference between you and these ‘giants of hearts’ is that they know
    ‘how to handle the problems of life without losing their peace of mind’
    and
    ‘how to accomplish all they wish to accomplish’ 
    and
    not to exaggerate but it’s true that they know…
    ‘how to create anything out of nothing without getting entangled in the game of success and failure’.

    You know the sufficient amount of words of your ‘area of expertise’ that makes you an expert of that particular field. And you see the world with the eyes of that narrow field. But once you extend yourself to the Words of Real Life World that Shape the Reality, you see a different version of Reality.

    If you want to learn something about a field that you are unfamiliar with, you need the ‘vocabulary of that field’.

    You understand ‘Life’. There is nothing complicated in it, to know. It needs merely an ‘active observation’ to reveal itself in its true form. But to express the Reality you need Words and for that you need Language.

    Language Is The Mirror Between You And Reality

    And…

    It’s a collection of words.

    They can be powerful, depressing, blissful or even insulting. They can teach you success, peace, and wisdom. They can also teach you failure, restlessness, and suffering. 

    What you’re today is because of the ‘language that you learned since your childhood. If you want to be what you want to be you have to adopt the language that can uplift you ‘from the Lakes of Sorrow to the Ocean of Love’.

    Blessed are the ones who wrote their experiences with the words of ‘beauty, love, creativity, enthusiasm, enjoyment, empowerment, evolution, development, peace, satisfaction, gratitude and wisdom’ by their conscious choice that prevented the world to fall to the levels of ‘ugliness, hatred, resistance, suffering, harassment, deterioration, war, struggle, abuse and suffering’.

    Read what you Love to Read
    Books and Blogs. 

    Listen to what you Love to Listen
    Music and Podcasts.

    Watch what you Love to Watch
    Movies and Documentaries.

    Just remember one thing…

    You Become What You Think And You Think What You Read, Listen and Watch.

    Rest, you’re more than smart to catch what this ‘message wants to convey’.



    Behind The Scenes…

    Sorry! you said…

    …The message, I think it’s an article

    Whatever you think…

    …Just grab what it wants to convey

    Instead of wandering On Subway think about taking the Highway.