Patrick Collison, co-founder and CEO of online payment processing company, Stripe, urges us to abandon good books for great books:
At every moment, you should be reading the best book you know of in the world [for you]. But as soon as you discover something that seems more interesting or more important, you should absolutely discard your current book … because any other algorithm necessarily results in your reading ‘worse’ stuff over time.
Not sure you could bring yourself to do that? Well the logic behind it is the life’s too short concept . . . love your book, love your reading, but if you’re really not enjoying it, and find something better … move on!
So much to read, so little time to read it all.
So much to do, so little time to do it all.
Starting to make sense? Of course, we’d have to guard against abandoning the current tome simply because something more bright and shiny comes along to distract … but maybe next time I’ll find the courage to move on from a book I’m not happy with in the hope of finding something more satisfying.