My 2020 Goodreads Reading Challenge

I’m happy to share that I met my 2019 Goodreads Reading Challenge of finishing 40 books in 2019.

This year, I’m going for 60.

“The Science of Self-Learning: How to Teach Yourself Anything, Learn More in Less Time, and Direct Your Own Education” by Peter Hollins is the first book I’ve finished this year.

I decided to jumpstart 2020 with this book because I also plan to to learn a lot of new things this year.

Here’s an excerpt from “The Science of Self-Learning”:

“The emotional center doesn’t distinguish between physical threats or personal ones, which means it perceives insults, harsh criticism, and condemnation with the same level of alarm that it would with a fist, a bear attack, or an oncoming truck. It’s responding to a danger to our well-being, and to do so, it hoards the chemicals we’d normally use for other brain-driven activity—such as learning.

“So motivating someone to learn by threats or reproach isn’t just ineffective—it’s impossible. If one is feeling hurt or mistrusted, or if they’re dealing with depression, stress, difficult personal issues, or fear, they don’t have any resources left to help them learn.”

I read the ebook on Scribd, which is like the Netflix for books. You can enjoy a free 30-day trial when you sign up for Scribd.

Read “The Science of Self-Learning” for free on Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/book/401787251

Happy reading in 2020, fellow bookworms!

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