On average, adults read at a speed of between 200 and 300 words per minutes. This is the same reading rate as students who are in the 6th grade. Many resources also state that for success in college, an adult must be able to read between 350 and 450 words per minute. Looking at adults in the workplace, the same is likely true for them as well.
Recently on our Facebook page, we created a post about reading for 20 minutes per day for 20 days straight and asked our community what kind of impact that would make for them. Someone mentioned that for him, it might mean that he would actually finish a book. Another person posted that she already does this every evening. Someone else tagged a friend to challenge them and in return, said this could help her follow through with setting aside 20 minutes each day for reading.
For every person, their reading scenario will be completely different. For some, they may not like to read for unique and personal reasons that are not visible, for others, they may like to read but find they are too busy.
Finding time to read can be challenging when you are busy, but it’s not impossible. Here are a few tips to get you started:
Whether you are a student, own your own business or work for someone else, you already read more than you think. From blogs, news, industry reports and everything in between, you'd be surprised at the amount of time you spend reading.
Making a conscious decision to pick up a book/e-book, magazine or other content when you are not at work will benefit you in many ways, here are just a few:
A daily reading ritual has been said to:
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