I'll put in my 5 kopecks ... Reading books and self-development are not always the same. Most fiction books are purely entertaining stories.
Now to the question. How do I motivate myself? I imagine what I want: an expensive car, a country house, travel (of course, the list may be completely different, it's just the most banal ambitions) and try to draw a logical chain from what I'm doing now and how it will help me to realize my plan. The beauty is that the longer and more sophisticated the chain, the more it motivates me. This is my personal way, I cannot be sure that it will help everyone, but nevertheless.
If you do not like reading, then it is unlikely that you will succeed. Artemy Lebedev's expression helps me
"How to motivate yourself to do something?
No way, stay in the ass"
Why is reading on the Internet not self-development for you?
This is a corrosive stereotype from the dinosaur era that "the Internet is evil, a waste of time, surfing the Internet leads to degradation, you need to read books. .. ".
Nobody bothers you to read and engage in self-development without leaving the Internet. Read what you are interested in, if you limit yourself only to the "correct" and "developing" books, this does not lead to broadening your horizons, but to narrowing it.
I propose to define for yourself a range of topics in which you should be aware of, related to work, development in some area. Find sites related to this topic and subscribe to their mailing lists, receive only information that is important to you by mail, subscribe to google.com for the newsletter by keywords on the English-speaking Internet. Register and set rescuetime - you will receive weekly statistics on where you surfed the Internet the most (on a desktop) and you can also look at the day. Draw conclusions. Limit yourself in visiting social networks, delete bookmarks in the browser to these sites and other entertainment. Reply to messages via a mobile phone, for example, for Facebook, use only a messenger, VKontakte does not have its own messenger, so just do not scroll through the news on your phone and open it only to reply to a message.
Ask yourself 2 questions daily - What what did i do today to make money? What have I done today to become smarter and more professional? Answer honestly, it's stupid to deceive yourself.
Remove games on your phone, have fun with apps for learning English, or at least some memory apps.
A waste of time occurs when instead of us, our time is distributed by the Internet - slipping some tempting link and there it went. Decide for yourself that it is you who decide what to read and watch on the Internet, not it for you.
A bad book must also be able to close.
Understand that this is a dependence on what people post on the network. Limit yourself to information. Indeed, sometimes there is information on the Internet that is superfluous for us, which means it is not needed! Limit yourself, try to read only on the topic that interests you. When the frames are erected and the restrictions are imposed, you can immediately notice that there is already plenty to choose from. So, the goal is already there!