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Which one skill do most of us possess but not use enough?

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Setting aside some time to read daily, without fail, can make you read 50 to 100 books in a year.

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Which one skill do most of us possess but not use enough?

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Just Read

We all have this one skill we need to use more: we need to read more.

Reading builds up knowledge if done regularly, like compound interest.


Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett

"Read 500 pages like this every day. That's how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it."

Read More

Some ways to get going:

  • Organize your reading lists.
  • Read faster.
  • Read daily.

Organize your Reading List

  • Take out daily or weekly time to read an organized list of topics and books, making it a monthly goal.
  • Take a mixed genre approach to your reading list, to keep your brain stimulated with a variety of topics.

Read Faster

Using a pen as a tracker, try to read with more focus, maintaining a steady pace, so that you don't get stuck upon certain words or drift away.

You can keep the pen cap on.

Read Daily

Setting aside some time to read daily, without fail, can make you read 50 to 100 books in a year.

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Upgrading your brain

A new idea, outlook on life, mental model, is all it takes for something to click inside your brain.

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  • When you recount and reflect upon your thoughts and experiences you are, in effect, telling your own story. Journaling helps us clarify, edit, and find new meaning in these narratives.
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Journaling about your goals helps you clarify what you want and encourages you to consider the why and how not just the what

It serves as a tool for identifying what you should prioritize on a daily basis, and what you should let go of. And it also gives you a record of the progress you’ve made toward your goals to keep you motivated.

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The Problem With Some Speed Reading Software

Software using rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP) methods claim to eliminate unnecessary eye movements, thus increasing reading speed. It presents words above the average reading speed, one at a time, at a single location on the screen.

Unfortunately, experiments show RSVP software does increase reading speed, but subjects could only sustain reading at high speeds with good comprehension for short bursts.

The Flaw With Methods That Eliminate Regressive Eye Movements

This methods are supposed to let you read it right the first time, but regressive eye movements generate enhanced understanding beyond what could be obtained on the first pass.

Due to sentences unfolding linearly, often contrary to the messages they convey, rereading becomes necessary for proper understanding.

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