And here’s another reason why speed reading skills are so important.
When you’re the type of person who can easily gain knowledge, people are naturally more attracted to you. Not so much in a physical way; but socially. Think about it. When you’re out somewhere, do you gravitate towards the person who’s dull and boring and has very little to say? Or do you settle in beside the person who engages you and others with interesting tid-bits of information?
If you hang out with the people who have little to say, maybe it’s because you have little to say and that’s where you feel most comfortable. If that’s what you do, don’t worry. You have what it takes to change that. You have me, and these speed reading posts, and most important of all, you have a desire to change.
Whenever your desire starts to wane, don’t let it. You have to stick to your guns. Like it or not, or agree with me or not, if you lack knowledge, people will exclude you. Sadly, that’s true. Aside from close friends and family, you might find that most people won’t want to be around you.
And it gets worse than that. If you’re a slow reader, you may be preventing yourself from attaining a position of power.
I’m going to pause for a moment and let you think about that.
Now think about this. Reading and learning are skills. They’re not something you either get or you don’t get when you are born. They’re learned. And that means absent any physical or mental conditions, you have the same capacity to read and learn as everyone else in the world does.
Did you hear what I just said? Let me repeat.
I said speed reading and learning are skills. Therefore, like any skill, whether it’s basketball or figure skating or speaking a foreign language, with a desire, dedication and a lot of practice, it is possible for you to improve your ability to read and learn.
I already know you have the desire to become a better reader because you’re listening to me and getting ready to learn new techniques. I will help you improve your abilities by teaching you a number of exercises that are designed to help you read faster and comprehend more.
In order to achieve results, you’ll have to dedicate some time acquiring the necessary skills for speed reading.
Practice is the only way you will remember the techniques I’ve taught and it’s the only way you can improve your reading and comprehension abilities.
By taking time to practice, you will become better and faster reader. And as a result, you will gain more knowledge.