A few years ago I read, "Nice Girls Don’t Get The Corner Office", by Lois P. Frankel. At that time in my life I was reading a lot of career development books for women; some were helpful and others made me feel overwhelmed by the amount of “steps” it might take to climb the proverbial ladder. In Frankel’s book, she mentioned the notion of women using touchy-feely language in the workplace and how we should learn to be more direct. What is "touchy-feely language"?
When I was in school, getting me to actually finish the assigned reading for most classes was nearly impossible. In high school, I was the queen of CliffsNotes. I thought I had more important things to do than bother with finishing a book or another reading assignment.
It wasn't until I left school that I began to appreciate the joys of reading. I realized that I loved learning new things, and enjoyed reading about other people's lives and perspectives. At the top of this year, a la Mark Zuckerberg, I made a goal for myself to read more this year. So far, I've read 30 of the 40 books I wanted to read this year. (Yes, I know the pace I *should* have been on. And I know how many days are left in the year. Basically, procrastination is in my DNA.)
With one year ending, and another beginning soon, there's been a lot of talk in my social circle lately about wanting to read even more.