The Power of Downloading and Listening to Audiobooks
If you’ve been thinking about starting a new habit of listening to audiobooks, then this post is for you.
There is a lot of evidence touting the benefits of reading, but many people miss out on an incredible opportunity to improve their minds, learn a new skill, or simply to relax and enjoy a novel because they focus only on reading books, and don’t think about listening to them.
The truth is that for many people, finding 30 minutes or an hour a day in which you can listen to an audiobook is a lot easier than finding the equivalent amount of time to set aside to read a book. From your time walking the dog to your daily commute, or half hour on the treadmill or even cutting vegetables getting ready for dinner, there are lots of short spans throughout your daily routine that you could easily fill by absorbing productive knowledge.
And, with an increasing number of audiobook websites available, that has gotten easier than you might think. Check out AudiobookDownloadCenter.org for a more comprehensive list of resources.
What Can Happen in 30 Minutes a Day?
Ok, so you get that audiobooks can be a great fit to fill in those random moments of silence or replace listening to the radio, but exactly how much can you gain from listening to a book a few minutes a day.
The fact is, 30 minutes a day is roughly the equivalent of an entire college education when looked at over the span of 10 years! It’s more than enough time to learn a new language, learn a new skill, or improve your knowledge of areas relating to your work, prepping yourself for that next promotion.
In other words, a few minutes a day, when compounded over time, can be of immense value, both in terms of your personal finances or individual self worth.
There’s a great video by Jim Rohn that explains this concept in more detail:
So even if you don’t think that you could gain a lot from listening to a few audiobooks, think again.This fact is true regardless of your personal learning style, but should be especially obvious to those who naturally gravitate towards audio methods of learning in other areas of life.
For more information, you might also want to consider checking out this Forbes article on just how effective audiobook learning can be for the right person.