I’ll be honest, most would call this challenge a failure. Honestly, I felt that way about it at first.
At this point, there is no way I will be able to read the final amount of books unless I change the list to all Dr. Seuss books (haha not gonna do that.)
But that’s okay.
What I learned from this whole thing is that failure is good. Not making the mark for the challenge, that’s alright. Why? Because it helps you grow so much more when you look at things from this perspective. I don’t feel like I failed. I just feel like I didn’t have the time. I tried to make time for it but life happens. My Mom has cancer and I have to help with her as much as I can. I thought with everything I could juggle it all, but at the end of the day I couldn’t. It doesn’t bother me because I’m not giving up. So I won’t read all these books in 90 days, maybe in 180 days? Maybe less.
Fact is I’m gonna read all these books and then I’m gonna read a lot more books before this wonderful year ends.
A good friend of mine, Liz said, “Alan, how many people do you know, read as much as you do? ” My response was none. I would bet a lot of people don’t even read that many books at all. I looked up the stats, the average American reads 5 books a year. I feel like the little amount I read, made a huge difference already in my life and how I feel towards everything. I learned so very much!
Like I said, I’m not done, I’m going to finish all these books. I can spend more time on them now and enjoy them more, really deep dive into them. I’m still going to try and read as many as I possibly can before the end of March 2018.
There is a very strong chance I will take on this challenge again. Maybe this fall, or next winter. But I will probably take it down to 60 books in 60 days. 90 is a bit much. And I think next time I’ll stick with just nonfiction books.