1. Reading Challenge Accountability Partner
“Miss a meal if you have to, but don’t miss a book.” – Jim Rohn
Research has shown that you considerably improve your chances of following through with a plan if you declare it publicly and find accountability partners. The fact that people are aware of what you are trying to achieve is enough to keep you motivated and avoid looking like a failure.
2. Avoid burning out
“What you decide not to do is probably more important than what you decide to do.” – Tom Peters
Doing too much of anything is never a good thing. Reading too much is just as bad as eating too much or not sleeping enough as it can quickly lead to reading burnout. Remember to read to enjoy the reading, not because you want to beat a reading record.
3. Build momentum and make use of the flywheel effect
“Never put off till tomorrow the book you can read today.” ~ Holbrook Jackson
Once you start reading, don’t stop. Make sure to read every single day and keep gathering momentum. As with anything in life, stuff gets easier with time. The more you do something the easier it gets. It will be tough to start working on the reading challenge, but it will get easier the more time you spend on it.