Self-made millionaire, Steve Siebold made his wealth from interviewing millionaires. Within a time frame of 30 years, he has interviewed about 1,200 successful people and through public speaking and authoring several best seller books, Siebold has also made millions of dollars for himself. That said, none else is in a better position to reveal the secret of success other than Siebold.
His finding proves beyond reasonable doubt that the successful people we dream to be like, devote a substantial amount of time to reading successful books in order to up their game. Steve makes it crystal clear that if the results were not worth it, they probably would not be taking it as seriously as they do. In other words, reading is part of their hard work to obtain success. It is often said that “you cannot know more than you read”, and this only adds to the many proofs that already exist.
According to Business Insider, Steve’s research found that successful people have “reading” as a common trait in their strategies of being more successful, “They self-educate by reading”. Steve did not also fail to notice the well-stocked and functional libraries of these people. As a form of ritual, successful people collect and read books to be better than they already are.
In his words,
“Walk into a wealthy person’s home and one of the first things you’ll see is an extensive library of books they’ve used to educate themselves on how to become more successful”
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People generally read for a variety of reasons, but the world acclaimed successful people that we know specifically read to step up their game in the business of being successful. Despite the fact that there are some self-made billionaires who are college dropouts, this finding reveals that they still know the worth of reading, perhaps why they all have a unique past time of reading. For one, Warren Buffet, a renowned billionaire and investment expert takes 80% of his daily time to read; Bill Gates himself is known to be an avid reader
In recent times there has been a worry on the reading culture of Africans; and the rest of the world too. Author Thomas Corley in his book Rich Habits – The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals– shows this statistics:
“67% of rich people watch TV for one hour or less per day, while just 23% of poor people keep their TV time under 60 minutes. Corley also found only 6% of the wealthy watch reality shows, while 78% of the poor do.”
So if this finding is anything to go by, reading might be the gate pass you seek to the world of success.