That’s a great point, Penni. Reading can definitely be a powerful way to open up new mental paths we haven’t explored before.

I’ve even occasionally stumbled upon books that I thought weren’t particularly well-written or insightful, but they happened to put me in a productive state of mind. For example, a few years ago I read the book Start by Jon Acuff. I would grade the book’s content as a 5/10, but for some reason, the book put me in a really productive mind state that generated a few key insights. That’s one of the things I love about reading.

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