Reading is key to growing and evolving as a person. It expands your mind and widens your horizon. It helps you to see more of what can be, and believe more, that what you see, you can become.
One of our core beliefs at Informed Inspiration, is the importance of gaining knowledge, and being able to use that knowledge to make yourself a better person. This, in turn, equips you to be able to make the world around better. One of the quickest ways to gain knowledge is by reading.
Critical thinking is a very important concept, and valuable in all areas of life. You can develop efficient problem-solving skills, and build a successful future by practicing critical thinking.
Critical thinking can be simply defined as a way of analyzing what you are thinking, by using short self-directed, self-monitored and self-corrective thinking techniques . When a thought or idea comes to your mind, you have to examine it, instead of simply accepting every thing that runs through your mind.
You can gain several benefits from critical thinking and some of them are mentioned below.
Time is all we have
We’ve all been told at one point or the other in our lives about the importance of budgeting. For the most part, when you hear budgeting, it’s usually regarding financial budgets and not time budgets.
The same idea holds for investments. We are all encouraged to not only budget and save money, but also to invest it wisely in mediums that will produce a high return on our investments.
Today, I want you to think in the same terms about your time. Time is really all we have, and it is the greatest resource we have available to us. It is also the one resource that we all get an equal amount of on a daily basis. No matter how hard you try, you just can’t get more of it.
There is a saying that if you are not growing, then you are dying. There is no in between. Either there is growth in one or more areas of your life or those areas wither.
Think about it, one of the ways doctors evaluate whether a newborn is thriving or not is by monitoring their growth. While physical growth stops at some point in our lives, other forms of growth should not.