6th Grade - Carlson

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Reading and Success – A Simple Matter of Cause and Effect 

In my five-year study of the daily habits of the rich and poor, I found that the wealthy have some very unique habits. These unique habits painted a picture that could lead to only one conclusion: your daily habits are responsible for your financial circumstances in life. Good daily success habits are the cause – wealth and success, the effect. Of the more than 200 metrics I tracked in my study, some included reading habits. Here’s what I uncovered:

  • 86% of the wealthy loved reading vs. 26% for the poor.
  • 63% of the wealthy listened to audio books during their commute to work vs. 5% for the poor.
  • 85% of the wealthy read two or more self-improvement books every month vs. 15% for the poor.
  • The books wealthy people read disproportionately included non-fiction books such as biographies, history, self-help, history, science, career-related books and educational books.
  • 88% of the wealthy read 30 minutes or more each day vs. 2% for the poor.
  • 94% of the wealthy, on a daily basis, read newspapers, newsletters, magazines, blogs and other digital media vs. 11% of the poor.

One of the metrics that appears to be a key driver for the wealthy and their reading habits is their passion to learn new things. 86% of the wealthy indicated that they loved to learn new things. Only 5% of the poor shared this same passion.

Parents and guardians... please ensure your scholar(s) are reading at home at least 30 each and every day.  Thanks!