10 Reasons Why You Need to Read More to Be Successful


Here at CGD we love books, you can probably tell by the amount of book lists we create. Reading has so many amazing benefits. In some cases, reading can make you more successful. Here are 10 reasons why you need to start reading more today.

#1 It’s a source of inspiration

There is nothing more inspiring than a good autobiography. Reading about the challenges and successes of others can be a real motivator. This inspiration can help spur you on to reach those goals.

# 2 Help with relaxation

For career girls to be successful striking the right balance between work and downtime is essential. Switching off from social media and taking time to curl up with a book can be so relaxing. Unwinding properly will ensure you are well rested and ready to face the upcoming challenges that lie ahead.

#3 It expands your vocabulary

Reading new and interesting material will certainly broaden your vocabulary. Your boss will be impressed when you have nailed that tricky presentation with interesting and unique descriptions.

#4 Your knowledge will increase

Reading makes you smarter. Taking in extra information by reading a wide range of books, journals and industry magazines will boost your intelligence. This is a massive plus for career girls.

#5 Help to focus

Reading takes patience and commitment. To read you must focus and avoid distractions. The ability to focus is highly beneficial for your working life. It will lead to increased productivity and help you smash that daunting to-do-list!

#6 You will be a better writer

It is necessary to read more to become a better writer. Reading on a regular basis will ensure those pitches and reports are succinct and polished. Everyone will be impressed. If you don’t believe us, check out this article we did on the benefits of writing things down!

#7 It Assists with Problem Solving.

You will be more intelligent. Reading will make you more creative and innovative. Tricky issues and problems will be resolved much easier. You will face issues with a more analytical approach.

#8 Improved Memory

The brain is like every part of the body, it needs regular workouts to stay in shape. Reading will keep the mind sharp and improve the memory.

#9 Goal Setting

Reading often will assist with setting and achieving goals. It will drive you forward to meet targets and ambitions. Reading will benefit you massively by helping you plan goals and sticking to them.

#10 Increased Empathy

You will have an increased awareness of social situations. Being able to empathise better is a critical skill for success in business. Being able to identify and alleviate a potential client concern is a powerful trait.

Reading is not just an enjoyable way to spend a boring commute, or a way to pass some time by the pool on vacation. Clearly the benefits are huge. For career girls looking to get to the top, reading more will undoubtedly lead to success.


By Catherine Murphy

  • camille

    Love this post ! I love reading and I totally agree with all you said

  • Cecil Vedemil

    I love reading as well! I think the important part is to choose the right book and after that, you’ll become hooked.

    xx Cecil // http://www.wednesday19th.blogspot.com

  • Menellia

    I concur with all of those points!!! Specifically the problem solving..


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  • Conor Rees

    I need to read more books. There is a TED talks about why you should read a book a day and there was one quote that will stay with me forever. https://youtu.be/7bB_fVDlvhc?t=13m57s I recommend you watch this video.


  • Renee Alexis Taladua

    YES, 100%. Books are always IN.

  • Jenna

    I would go so insane if I didn’t read! I need it to destress from the week. I’m working on going from one book every couple weeks to one a week because I can feel the stress melting off of me.

  • Christina Basil

    Great list! I also want to read more – one book a month seems like a good amount of reading for me. :)

  • Jocelyne Shults

    I honestly didn’t think about focus. It’s true though because I can’t stand still. hahahaha. I started listening to audio books and setting my alarm daily so I can at least listen. Thank you for sharing. Lots of goodies. -Jocelyne from resonatecreations.com

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