Read this if you don’t like reading.

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Do you like learning, or you want to read more, but you just don’t like reading?

If you follow us on Instagram, you may have seen the Instastory we posted today. If you haven’t, well you should be following us already.

Anyway, I talked about a few books that I received recently. Do you like online shopping? I’m not really a shopper (online or in real life), but I absolutely LOVE books.

So when the Pos Laju truck arrived with a box of four books I had ordered online, I was literally jumping for joy. You can check out our Instastory for the books I received.

Being an avid reader, I can read books quite fast (not super fast, but faster than average). I’m not saying this to show off, but to say that even reading is a skill. The more you read, the better you’ll get at it in terms of speed and retaining the information.

But what if you don’t like to read? *Gasp*.

I get it, some people are better at consuming information in other ways. And in this day and age, it’s so easy to obtain information without actually reading.

If you had told me a few years back that you didn’t like to read, I would’ve said, “but reading is so important. Readers are leaders and leaders are readers.”

But now, I’d say, “Okay, I totally understand. If you don’t like reading, but you love learning, there are so many apps and services which cater to that.”

There’s Audible and Scribd. You can subscribe to these and listen to books which are read out loud to you by the author (sometimes it’s not the author who reads, but other famous people hired to read).

You could listen to podcasts. Watch videos on YouTube or just watch good ol’ TV. Sign up for online courses (we’re starting ours in 2020, by the way).

There’s a myriad of ways for you to learn and consume information. You just need to be intentional about it.

Find out your best mode of learning. Choose material that interests you. And just continue learning.

In Malay, we like to say “pasang niat”. In English, it would mean “to be intentional”.

So be intentional in your learning and keep going.

That’s all from me for today. Talk to you again soon.

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We’re Azimah, Amnah and Aisya from Malaysia. We created My English Matters as an online platform to help people improve their English.

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