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Untapped Mental Capabilities

How a blind olympic archer consistently wins gold

For the past three summer Olympic Games Korean Archer, Im Dong-Hyun, has won an Olympic Gold Medal. What makes his achievements more remarkable is that he is legally blind in both eyes.

The 26 year-old Korean has three Olympic gold medals to his name. It is a staggering feat when one considers that he has 20/200 vision in his left eye, meaning he needs to be 10 times closer to see an object than someone with perfect 20/20 vision. His right eye, meanwhile, is not much better – he has 20/100 vision in that one – and yet he has no problem in hitting a 122cm target from 70 metres.

"With my vision, when I look at the target, it looks as if different colour paints have been dropped in water," he continued, "The boundaries are not that clear and the lines between the colours are very blurred."

His visual faculties receive only a tiny percentage of his visual target in order to see, but his brain allows him to translate the information his sees into a target that he can aim at.

This the same foundation on which the Shilin Speed Reading Program is built. Our eyes are only the gateways to our mental processing capabilities. Our information processing capabilities are much higher than most people believe.

Just as Im is able to discern a bull’s-eye from a myriad of colours and textures, your brain is able to discern information, pictures and stories from a myriad of lines, shapes, symbols and pictures we call letters, words and sentences. This principal is a core philosophy we cover in the Shilin Speed Reading Program.

The Shilin Speed Reading Program trains your brain to process information in the same way and apply it to the way you read.