How to Read Quotes for Maximum Impact

Quotes are a great way to learn from the people who have done something bigger with their lives. Their ability of storing valuable lessons within a couple of words makes them insanely powerful learning resources. The most part of what I’ve learnt comes from quotes. I like them a lot and read them in my spare time to build the foundation of my future.

If you search for quotes on the web, you’ll find a whole lot of them. There are several websites dedicated to quotes and several books too, which are available on Amazon. But do you know that there’s a proper way of reading them? Yes, if you want to truly understand the meanings hidden in those little “word groups” then you should read them in a proper way. And in this article I’m going to explain what that “proper way” is.

You’ll be able to get most out of quotes that you read if you follow the tips given below while reading them:

  1. Read a quote multiple times. That’s right. If a particular quote resonates with your life in any way, read it everyday. Instead of reading once and forgetting the next day keep reading it everyday to stay motivated. If you repeat it often then it can act like affirmation to affect your behavior and mind in a positive way.
  2. Think about it. Once you’ve read a quote, think twice about it to understand its hidden meaning. Think how its meaning resonates with your real life and how you can use it. Smart people often leave a lot of meaning in quotes, so it’s a good idea to search for it.
  3. Print on a piece of paper and keep with you. A few years ago I made a chart of my most favorite quotes, which is hanging on a wall in my room today. You can do the same for you too. If you read quotes on a regular basis like me, chances are higher that sometimes you encounter quotes that strike the chord of your mind. They seem to have more meaning in comparison to others. It’s a great idea to take a look on such quotes daily, and the easiest way to get that ‘daily look’ is to print them on a paper and keep on a place where your eyes go daily. It may be your work desk, or a wall in your room.
  4. Use for inspiration. Some quotes which truly inspire you can be used as a source of inspiration whenever you feel bad in your life. So keep them in an easily reachable place and use them as a source of inspiration in bad times.