9 Tactics for Rapid Learning (That Most People Have Never Heard Of) Whenever the subject of why some people learn faster comes up, I get a whole host of common answers: Some people are just naturally smart.
(Often implying you can’t improve)Everyone is “smart” in their own way. (Nonsense, research indicates different “intelligences” often correlate)IQ is all in the genes. (Except IQ changes with age and IQ tests can be studied for, like any other test) There may be some truth to these claims. Considering the upcoming launch of my rapid learning program, I wanted to share my favorite tactics to learn faster, retain information better or just enjoy the process of learning more: #1 – Pegging (or How Mental Magicians can Perfectly Recall Hundreds of Numbers) One of my favorite learning tactics, that is rarely mentioned, is pegging. The systems I’ve seen typically work with a special cheat sheet. From there, you can translate any series of numbers into a series of letters. Here’s a quick way to separate the rapid learners from the average learners.
Develop Perfect Memory With the Memory Palace Technique. The Memory Palace is one of the most powerful memory techniques I know.
It’s not only effective, but also fun to use — and not hard to learn at all. The Memory Palace has been used since ancient Rome, and is responsible for some quite incredible memory feats. Eight-time world memory champion Dominic O’Brien, for instance, was able to memorize 54 decks of cards in sequence (that’s 2808 cards), viewing each card only once. And there are countless other similar achievements attributed to people using the Memory Palace technique or variations of it. Even in fiction, there are several references to the technique. Of course, most of us are not in Dominic’s memory championship line of business (or in Hannibal’s line of business for that matter). The Memory Palace The Memory Palace technique is based on the fact that we’re extremely good at remembering places we know. 5 Steps to Use the Memory Palace Technique 1.
First and foremost, you’ll need to pick a place that you’re very familiar with. 2. Put Yourself in Any Mental State With a Mental Sanctuary. W e’ve already seen how to develop perfect memory by building palaces in our minds . That’s an amazing technique, but a great memory is only a hint of how powerful mental environments can be. How about using your imagination to create a place that you can go to at any time to generate or recreate any feeling, emotion or memory you feel like? This place can serve as a relaxing place for meditation, a place to feel energized, to bring good memories or feelings, overcome fears, solve problems or perform any change in your mood.
In fact, how about creating a place that can achieve all of this and more? Enter the Mental Sanctuary The Mental Sanctuary is a metaphor for a specially designed place that exists only in your imagination. The place you choose as your mental sanctuary may be based on a real place you know well, or on one completely made up. In that regard, the Mental Sanctuary is a virtual environment that works in the exact same way as the ones in the Memory Palace technique . 1. 2.