Tips to achieve reading challenge goals

The only 3 tips you need to reach your reading challenge goal

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“To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult.”  –  Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth

 

Making new year resolutions is easy, so many people do it at the beginning of each and every year. Book lovers join reading challenges while other people try to lose weight, watch less TV, work less and spend more time with family, etc.
What’s difficult is to work all year to achieve these goals. Many give up before January is even over. Don’t be one of them. Here are some tips that can help you to improve your chances of success.

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.

If you are looking for reading accountability partners, join participants of the Read Around The World Challenge on http://twitter.com/ReadARTWC and use the hashtag #ReadATWC to share your successes and failures. Let’s support each other and improve our chances of success with our reading challenges.

 

Remember “80% of success is showing up” – Woody Allen

 

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