The correlation evens out as the number goes up. If you want to accomplish things, there’s no substitute for action. As a rule of thumb, it’s the only thing that you can consistently do more of that provides compounding returns.
Read to understand, read to connect, and read to imagine. Books really are magical, and I do wish more of us would spend time with them. But let’s not pretend that treating them as a ticket to success will make you successful.