Why I Re-Read My Favorite Books Multiple Times A Year

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About four years ago I decided to read 100 new books a year. I’ve kept up that habit until recently.

I stopped reading two new books a week because I forgot almost everything I learned more than a year earlier. And there’s no way you can remember even a quarter of a book you read three years ago.

I made this discovery this year when I started worrying about random things in my life. I thought, “Didn’t I deal with this issue years ago?”

And I was right, I’ve read a lot about worrying, I’ve coached people, and I even wrote a book about it. But I’m not a machine—I’m not immune to the challenges that we all face. No one is.

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