For everything in life to be successful, there needs to be some form of set goal in place to checkmate the progress towards eventually reaching that goal. This is a fact applicable in all aspects of our lives. Speed reading is no exception. However, setting goals to achieve your reading speed will also require using an action plan to make it a success.
When you set goals, it makes it possible for someone to reach a goal that they might not normally reach. You will need to be very positive every time you set your goals. Use affirmations to assure yourself that you really mean what you set out to achieve your goal. Affirmations help you reinforce your goals in mind and also give you a boost to implement your plan to reach your goal. When you affirm, it means to say to yourself: “I must achieve my speed-reading goal.”
When implementing your action plans to achieve your speed reading, you want to include all the details, techniques, strategies, methods, and information for that purpose. In this case, you will need a progress chart that will help you draw an outline that will keep a record of your progress. These records should include details such as; Review, scan, preview, recitation, records, etc. These are the speed reading techniques that you will include in your plan to achieve your speed reading goal.
When you set your goals, make sure you are realistic by laying out achievable steps that will help you along the way. If you set goals that you can’t achieve, you will get frustrated all the way through and may even give up before you can learn to speed-read. Now, let’s check out some of the things you need to do if you want to use plans to achieve speed reading.
The first step:
Go to an undisturbed area and seriously think about why you need to learn speed reading. How does this affect you, your career and your private life? Will it be useful? Figuring out the good reasons will help you to be highly focused and motivated to apply the techniques that will help you.
The second step:
Use techniques that will help you speed-read to perfect your reading skills. The methods discussed above and try speed reading with them. You will make it easier on yourself if you choose a topic in an area you are interested in.
Stay focused and read well. Now you will need to preview first before the actual reading. Get a stopwatch and get started. Once completed, check the level of understanding and the time it took you to complete the material. Repeat it again and repeat it yourself again. When you’re done, try to draw a progress chart that you’ll use to check your performance as you go. You will notice that as you complete each step it becomes easier for you. Now, go ahead and try my recommendations and see how you do.