The trick.

Only finished Gladwell's preface of 'What the dog saw', it managed to hook me in with a simple yet undoubtedly agreeable lines you will now read: 

"... The trick to finding ideas is to convince yourself that everyone and everything has a story to tell. I say trick but what I really mean is challenge, because it's a very hard thing to do. Our instinct as humans, after all, is to assume that most things are not interesting. We flip through the channels on the television and reject ten before we settle on one. We go to a bookstore and look at twenty novels before we pick the one we want. We filter and rank and judge. We have to. There's just so much out there..."

Uncontrollably, I've not been able to finish one whole book for a long long time now. The jumpy habit keeps distracting me. Unfinished books list rates from "a very easy read, definitely finish-able" -said HH- children's fiction, to an interestingly fat autobiography book contains hundreds of long-winded tips, experiences and life-changing stories of Lord Sugar. What I could possibly think of right now is the fact that there should be a trick to deflate the big balloon of lazy jumping attitude of mine, the trick that genuinely let me conquer one-hell-of-a-good-book. I should keep looking. 

Simon Phan

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