Binge Watching vs. Binge Learning
Binge watching your favorite TV show or Live Sports is often the norm for most people. The average American watches 35-hours of TV per week (Neilsen). This is not including the countless hours spent on social media and other mediums seeking entertainment.
To put this into context, it takes 2.3 hours to read 100 pages of a book. On average, an audio book is typically 6 hours. That means within a week, if the average person allocates only 50% (or 17.5 hours) of their TV consumption time to reading or listening to a book, they would have absorbed 3–7 books per week. In a month, this same person would have read up to 21 books, while still being able to watch a significant amount of TV.
What does this mean in the grand scheme of things? If you want to grow your life and improve your current situation like the successful people you see on TV, then spend lesss time watching them succeed and more time preparing yourself for your own success. You can learn a new skill, new language, new ways to make money and better ways to manage and live your life with each book. There are millions of experts (be wary of scammers) that are willing to teach you (without charging you fees) from simply reading about their experiences. Audio books, podcasts or even instructional YouTube videos are expedited ways of learning. Audio allows you to workout, walk on the treadmill, and do other productive things while expanding your mind. Don’t worry about your brain. It can expand and accommodate a constant stream of information.
The human brain consists of about one billion neurons. Each neuron forms about 1,000 connections to other neurons, amounting to more than a trillion connections. If each neuron could only help store a single memory, running out of space would be a problem. You might have only a few gigabytes of storage space, similar to the space in an iPod or a USB flash drive. Yet neurons combine so that each one helps with many memories at a time, exponentially increasing the brain’s memory storage capacity to something closer to around 2.5 petabytes (or a million gigabytes). For comparison, if your brain worked like a digital video recorder in a television, 2.5 petabytes would be enough to hold three million hours of TV shows. You would have to leave the TV running continuously for more than 300 years to use up all that storage. (Scientific American — https://goo.gl/bMn4TS)
There are no secrets to having more wealth, better relationships, perfect health and more freedom. Expanding your knowledge will expand your quality of life.
Neo B. Concio, Author: “The Millionaire Employee: Simple Steps to Freedom”