When was the last time you focused upon your emotional state while learning? Probably never.
Most people focus upon their text, the information in the text, and their goals while studying material.
Top speed readers understand the importance of emotional intelligence in reaching peak performance.
This article will explain what you need to know to maximize your learning while speed reading.
Let me tell you something you absolutely need to know.
Your emotional intelligence is a far better predictor of your success in life than your intellect.
This is true while reading, speed reading, and everything else you do.
Yet most people ignore this critical element for success.
Let me begin by providing you some insights into why emotional intelligence is so essential for success.
Has this ever happened to you? You stayed up late into the evening preparing for an important exam, or for a business meeting.
You spent hours pouring over your books, and learned every detail that was necessary for your success.
You showed up for that exam or meeting, and what happened? You became nervous, alarmed, or frightened.
Your panic disrupted your thinking, and what happened to all that good information you spent hours learning? You could not remember it.
Your poor performance at the meeting, or low grade on the exam only made the experience worst.
You just had an emotional melt down that destroyed all your hard work.
By the way, if you said this never happened to you.
Try to remember your driving test.
Many people fail their first driving exam because of their emotional state, and not because they do not know how to drive properly.
Isn't that true? Let me give you one more important example of how emotional intelligence can make or break your success.
It is time to take a critical standardized exam.
A test like an SAT, GRE, or LSAT can be very intimidating for many people.
For others the sheer length of time they have to sit in a chair and take the exam is a major problem.
Have you ever gotten tired while taking a very long test? Many people tell me all they could think about after several hours is, "I am tired.
I want to go home.
I don't care about this stupid exam anymore.
" Can you see how your emotional state can sabotage your success.
It doesn't matter how intelligent you are, how hard you study, or how motivated you are to succeed.
If you do not work on improving your emotional intelligence much of your hard work will not bring you the success you deserve.