In my room, toys of all kinds were spread across the floor, bed and dresser. Everything from car toys to action figures to Barbie dolls had their fair share of use and play that day. Some action figures had parts of their bodies on one the dresser, while Barbie dolls’ arms reached far to the window, longing to escape my playful desires. But, by dinner, Momma broke down the door and demanded my room be cleaned by the end of the day. Now, as a kid, I was not open to cleaning anything, especially my room where I was best at expressing myself and my toys. How could she tell me to clean up what I had carefully designed! What she saw a mess, I saw a masterpiece. Only when I got older did I understand – yes, it was a mess! And if I didn’t do it, she’d have to. So, I’d whine, moan and argue my way out of it for almost an hour before I finally gave in to her orders. The whole time I cleaned, I had a frown drilled into my forehead and sent hateful words across my breath. Because of my ridiculous attitude at cleaning my room, it took twice as long, and was a miserable loon the whole time. She always used to tell me, “If you spent as much time actually doing the work as you do complaining about it, you’d be done by now!” That couldn’t be farther from the truth in things we face today!
When you really don’t feel like reading something you have to read, get a new perspective. Stay positive! Find the thing that interests you about the subject! Keep an open mind! It helps you get through reading for the purpose you have. It’s good to pinpoint why you are reading something before you read it, so a few different purposes for reading include:
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