Do you know what it’s going to take to get ahead?
If you want to get ahead in today’s world, you need more knowledge than the guy sitting next to you. And even that’s not enough. You actually need to acquire more knowledge than everyone who’s competing for the same jobs as you, for the same deals as you, and even the same partners as you.
Because in today’s world, knowledge is power.
You might not realize this, but the more you read, the more knowledge you acquire. It’s true and it’s really that simple. Reading is the gateway to more knowledge.
Did you read the newspaper today? If you did, did you learn something that you didn’t know before you started reading the newspaper? Maybe you learned the name of some newly elected official. Or maybe you learned about a new program being offered in your community. Or maybe there was a special feature about how to prepare your yard for Spring.
The point is, if you didn’t know about the information before, you just learned it. And you learned it by simply picking up the newspaper and spending maybe 20 or 30 minutes reading about it; maybe even less. Once you learn speed reading techniques, it’ll definitely be less.
Let me point out something else before moving on. Acquiring new knowledge involves more than just reading. You also need to be able to comprehend what you read. Then you need the ability to retain all of that newly learned information, PLUS be able to recall it when you need it.
But don’t worry. Learning to speed read will help you develop not only your reading speed, but all of these other skills as well. Together, your improved comprehension, retention and recollection skills will help you gain even more knowledge than you already have, and help you gain it more quickly and with better comprehension than you were able to before. You’ll see.
This is why I think learning to speed read is so important. I hope you’ll agree.