When someone is on a diet it is a whole lot easier to read a calorie-counting register than it is to stop eating in order to keep the calorie count below the desired amount.
When someone wants to get into shape it is a whole lot more fun to admire the exercises in the magazine than it is to do sets and repetitions of crunches and presses.
When someone wants to know more about God and His Word it's a whole lot quicker to glance at the reading schedule than it is to read a few chapters of the Bible.
When someone wants to sew a quilt it's a whole lot simpler to admire the illustrated step-by-step instructions than it is cut out the material and sew the blocks together in an orderly fashion.
It's always easier to read about something than it is to actually do it. The key to success in meeting any goal is to put down the manual and manually complete the steps necessary to achieve it.