Speed Reading – Yes You Can!

Copyright © 2013 Wyatt Mann

Speed reading is a skill you can learn.

Wouldn’t it be great to pick up a book and be able to finish it within a few hours or days? Speed reading is a skill that can be learned and with all skills the more you practice the better you get. No one can predict how fast you can read, you can’t even predict that, but what if you could read twice as fast, how about three or four times faster? What if you could read three times faster than you do now and be able to remember seventy to eighty percent of everything you read! Bet, you would say that would be sweet! Well you can!

An article published on Lifedev dot net, 8 Benefits of Reading (or Ways Reading Makes You Better at Life). They quote an article written by Anne E Cunningham’s, “What Reading Does for The Mind”, Ms. Cunningham says, “It turns our reading helps in almost every area of smarts. Those who read have higher GPS’s, higher intelligence, and general knowledge than those that don’t.” She found that reading actually makes you smarter and keeps you sharp as you age. Reading reduces stress, improves memory, improves writing skills, and helps priorities goals, reading is soothing like no other, provides greater tranquility, improves analytical thinking, and increases vocabulary. You can read the whole article at live dev dot net/2009/06/reading-makes-you-better. Now let’s hear what some of the most successful CEO’s in world have to say about reading.

On February 12, 2012, Businessinsider asked these CEO’s to name their favorite books.

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, told Scouting Magazine that his favorite book is The Brothers Karamazov, the final novel by 19th Century Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates, has frequently listed J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye as his favorite novel. “I didn’t actually read Catcher in the Rye until I was 13, and ever since then I’ve said that’s my favorite book,” he said in an interview with the Academy of Achievement. “It’s very clever. It acknowledges that young people are a little confused, but can be smart about things and see things that adults don’t really see. So I’ve always loved it.”

OWN Network CEO Oprah Winfrey, Winfrey has said To Kill a Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Edition by Harper Lee is her all-time favorite book. She was even featured in Mary McDonagh Murphy’s documentary on the book. Read more: businessinsider dot com/21-ceos-name-their-favorite-books-2012-2?op=1

Since the most successful people in the world read all the time, don’t you think that maybe they have discovered something that helps them be successful. Reading is a great way to improve yourself and your ability to be successful.

So what’s next? Can you really think yourself sharper? The good news is yes you can increase your brain power. Your brain is just like a muscle, it wants to be worked. Stop starving yourself mentally and start feasting on everything you have ever wanted. You can learn to speed read in just a few days. Within a couple of weeks you can be reading a novel every week or even every few days. You’ll feel like your brain is actually growing, and while your brain isn’t physically growing your brain power most certainly will be! You’ll learn to unlock vast warehouses in your brain that will allow you to easily remember huge amounts of information and recall it at will.

By now you are probably asking yourself if this is a pitch for some new super vitamin or liquid brain power? The answer is NO! This is about learning to train your brain! Understanding how your brain works, how memory works, what are your strengths as a learner, understanding how your environment affects our learning and memory, just to list a few. You probably had no idea when you started thinking about becoming a speed reader how many other things are involved, but they are!

Most of us learned to read, using what educators call the “rote system”. In other worlds we learned to read through continued repetition over and over and over again. Through the process we learned to recognize letters and associate those letters with sounds that eventually formed words.

As a small child that system worked well now as a high school student, college student or working adult you need an edge to become a super speed reader and unlock your true potential. What we have to do us understand how your brain works, what is memory, determine what type of learner you are and what are your strengths, discover what type of environment allows you to learn the best, then apply the speed reader techniques we are going to learn here.

For more information about how to learn to be a Speed Reader, check out Speed Reader Review.com I’m sure you will like it. Another article that I’m sure you will like is the Good Grades Guide Review, it’s all about being a better student.