Is it possible too read too much? Yes, if reading prevents you from thinking.
Passive reading can be a substitute for the harder work of thinking and learning. We fool ourselves if we think a large input of ideas will necessarily benefit us. Until we digest those ideas and ultimately apply them, then reading is of little value.
Abraham Lincoln was a leader known for deep reflection. His law partner and biographer William Herndon said that “Lincoln read less and thought more than any man in his sphere in American.”
When Lincoln was President there was far less published than there is today; still, he could have chosen to be a voracious reader. His strength wasn’t in the limits of his reading but the depth of his thinking.
What can you eliminate in your schedule today that will enable you to do more thinking?