Reading books is not productive

Despite what you may think, reading, whether it is a book or a research paper, isn’t as productive as it sounds; it’s actually a consumptive activity.When we believe that reading something makes us productive, it’s often just our minds engaging in mental stimulation. We convince ourselves that simply absorbing new concepts is enough, but in reality, it’s not. True productivity comes from applying those concepts in our daily lives.

Consider this: a person who reads one book and actively incorporates its insights into their daily routine is far more effective than someone who spends all their time reading without taking actionable steps.

It’s better to read one book and apply its knowledge to everyday life than to read the whole library without taking a single actionable step.