This article is about comparing... I wrote it eight years ago... It is evergreen...
Ever since Saturday I have been observing myself putting myself down, devaluing myself. Telling people I am not such a good coach, etc. etc. etc.
I know what happened. I know exactly.
I watched this guy's videos, I read his testimonials, I heard his superior facility to guide people and take them where he wanted them to go. I watched his 24/7 tireless enthusiasm to turn marginally interested people into fans. And I compared.
Activators produce permanent change once they are established... What's in the way?
In several tests, comparing comprehension and the ability to recall and use the information after reading a book, people performed much better when they read the book with the PhotoReading method than when they read it "normally." The retention, the length of time that the knowledge is available was also multiple of the "normal" reading length.
The tests compare the same person, (as opposed to groups) so the base knowledge, the vocabulary, and interests, (which are fundamentally influencing the results,) are the same in the comparison. Person A, normal reading, vs. person A PhotoReading, got it? If you compared my results with yours, the comparison would not be valid, because we have a different level of knowledge and vocabulary, and interests.
So the comparison is comparing comprehension between two states:
you have a chance to read every word with your conscious mind, look up words that you don't know, re-read paragraphs that you don't understand completely, ponder, etc. You can read, at the rate of about 30 pages an hour, and it will take as long as it takes.
in an altered state of mind, with eyes fuzzy and focused behind the pages so you cannot actually see what's on the page, at a rate of 1 page a second... a normal book takes a few minutes to read this way.
Why would it be so? After all it doesn't make sense, does it?