Money quote that I fully agree with:
Reading to lead or learn requires that you treat your brain like the muscle that it is--lifting the subjects with the most tension and weight. For me, that mean[s] pushing ahead into subjects you're not familiar with and wresting with them until you can--shying away from the "easy read."When you start thinking of reading as a mental workout, it becomes even more fun knowing that you're enjoying yourself while improving your capabilities.
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