Boost Your Memory by 300%
Have you ever known someone who seemed to have a stellar memory and wondered how they did it?
As you are reading this sentence, there are people living who have such keen memories that they can recite
entire plays, hundreds of songs and even entire books from memory.
Can you imagine how valuable this kind of skill would be to you? If so, you're about to learn a few simple
self help strategies which you can use to increase your memory by
as much as 300%....
The Nature of Memory
When you hear a number or a name, do you find that it's easy to forget it very quickly if you don't repeat it to
yourself over and over and over? If so, you're probably learning that this is not the most efficient price
information. This is because repetition is only one of the things which causes your mind to remember a piece of
People recall information which is repeated, because the brain considers it to be more relevant. It's that
simple. Considering this, it ought to be easy to memorize information quickly if you can just find a quicker way of
letting your mind know that information is relevant.
Three Ways to Make Information Relevant
1. Emotional Context
The first way to make information more relevant is by providing it with a richer emotional context. If your mind
is a powerful emotional context to associate with a piece of information, it is more likely to remember it. How can
you put a piece of information into a richer context?
By simply adding additional sensory stimuli to it: auditory stimuli, visual stimuli or tactile (feeling and
motion based) still.
For example, if you simply hear the piece of information, you are only letting the auditory portion of your
brain and thus making a weaker impression. But if you take the time to write down the information that you want to
remember, and if you look at it and read it out loud, you'll stimulate the visual and tactile parts of your brain
This will make you more likely to remember the information. If you're looking for an example of
this, just think about how much quicker you memorize a phone number if you dial it a few times instead of simply
listening to it.
TIP: The next time you want to memorize something, sit down and physically write it out a few times. Then
practice speaking it aloud a few times, with some emotion in your voice. This will give it a visual, auditory and
hands-on (the practice of writing it) context.
2. Supporting Information
Information is more likely to be considered relevant by your brain if it is attached to other supporting
information. This is because your mind recognizes the information has being a part of a larger concept and
therefore more relevant. For example, it's much easier to remember words if you hear them sung than if you hear
them spoke. This is because the melody and rhythm of the song provides the lyrics with supporting information.
You can also remember people's names easier if you also find out things like where they are from or
what they do for a living.
TIP: the next time you memorize a piece of information, either put it to music or learn some other supporting
information to go with it. For example, the next time you meet someone, ask them where they're from and memorize
their name as "Mark from Tampa" instead of just "Mark."
3. Take Ownership of Information
The next time you want to remember a piece of information, sit down and write out a description of why the
information is important to you. This is especially effective when you learned something from a book, such as a
quote or a concept.
For example, if you come across a quote that you really like, write a paragraph about it or relate it to another
quote that you like. This will help you to take ownership of the information by developing your own thought process
TIP: Start keeping a book of important quotes and concepts that you want to remember, and get into the habit of
reading a few pages out of it every morning. You'll be surprised at how this will help improve your personal development and brain power.
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