The easiest way to expand your knowledge is to read books.

Books can take you anywhere, or teach you amazing things. If you can’t travel, read a book for adventure. You want to live in the past, read a book. You want to visit the future, you got it-read a book.

Here are a few facts taken from a quick google search about reading books this morning.

75% of Americans 16 and older read a book last year. The median number of books read by readers last year was 6; the average, pushed up by those always-reading outliers, was 15. The percentage of readers declined steadily with age, from 90% of 16 year-olds to just 67% of those 65 and older. Dated Dec 27, 2012

I also read after completion of formal education the decline of those reading are much higher. We read fewer and fewer books if we are not required to read.

My question has to do with moving forward. Where are you gaining all your new information? Daily news, the internet or just hearsay from non-factual sources. In other words is your circle of friends feeding and guiding your thoughts with their input? We take a great deal of information this way, I have also read up to 80% of the information in our minds is based on our friends input not facts.

Think about the last time you were searching for a good place to eat. Did you call a friend or did you hear of a specific restaurant you would like to try?

What I am asking is are you reading to move forward to the life you desire? Are you using reading as a tool. If you are not reading then listen to books on CD’s or listen to videos. My wish for you is to expand your mind that will allow you to move closer to the life of your dreams.

You may have to plan time to read even a few pages a day will serve you far better than never reading.

Thanks for reading my blog, it may be the best food for thought you get all day.