I think you’ll agree with me when I say:
It’s REALLY hard to boost the memory.
There are WAY too many people that think the memory is an “extraordinary gift”.
They say, “different people have different memory capacity”.
But what if they are WRONG?
What if you could make one simple tweak, and see an instant boost in your memory.
Well, I’m going to make it easy for you.
And today I have something that will make you feel like you have MEMORY superpowers:
Well, today I’m going to show you techniques that almost guarantees that you get a high BOOST in memory.
But First, a Quick Assessment…
Most people tell you that the secret to Good MEMORY is unknown.
Are they correct?
Well, to be honest with you….no.
Here’s the deal:
I’ll be the first to tell you the SECRET behind a good memory.
…But before moving forward, let’s do a quick assessment.
This quick assessment will help you to find your PRESENT Memory Level.
Test #1: For this test, all you need to do is to answer some questions in either ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. For every ‘Yes’ you score 1 or else 0.
1) Is it hard for you to remember your old Passwords and PINs?
2) Do you almost always forget to wish your friend on his/her birthday?
3) Do you have difficulty remembering your friends’ phone numbers?
4) Is it hard for you to remember your old friends’ name when you meet surprisingly?
5) Do you find difficulty while learning words of new languages?
6) Do you feel stuck-up While recalling your last night dream?
7) Is it difficult to you to remember the map of a new place?
8) Can you flashback to the same day of last week and tell us what dress you had worn?
Check result for Test #1+
I hope you have answered all the questions correctly.
Here’s the deal:
Now you need to total the number of ‘Yes’ that you have answered.
If Your Score is 1 or 2: You’re very cute with your memory. You need to make small adjustments to memory in order to achieve the BEST performance.
If Your Score is 3 or 4: You’re OKAY with your memory. You need to pay some more attention to enhance your current memory level.
If Your Score is between 5 to 8: There is something WRONG with your memory. You need a special guidance for dramatic improvement in memory.
Once you’ve done with Test #1, it’s time for test #2…
Test #2: For this test, have a look at the chart below and try to scan the following words.
Don’t take more than 2 minutes to SCAN.
…After your time is up, do as instructed below.
Once you have done with the chart, scroll down the screen until the chart is hidden.
And answer a simple question.
Question: Anger, Black, Cold, Doctor, Fruit- How many words are there in the chart?
Check result for Test #2+
And the time is for your result.
What option have you selected?
a, b, c or option d.
How many words are there in the list?
And the result is – NO Words.
After hearing “there are no words such as Anger, Black, Cold, Doctor, Fruit in the list.”
You’d be pretty psyched, right?
You’re probably wondering:
“No, those words were there”
But what happened? Why were you expecting the words in the list?
…There’s a thing.
Thing related to your Short-term Memory.
That’s called Lexical Association.
Lexical Association makes you co-relate the things based on their meaning, structure or other relations.
For example: See the chart again. You co-related the word Black with other words like- color, white, brown, coal and dark.
Conclusion: Lexical Association is a false mental connection between ideas or things.
…And False is always Nasty.
…To avoid this false mental connection, you need to work on your memory.
That’s what you are going to learn in this article.
Who doesn’t want to be Better Than Average?
There are two races of peoples you’ll meet: Average and Better Than Average.
…You could be one of them.
Better Than Average Persons are always one step ahead of the Average ones.
HOW? What’s the difference between the Both?
You’ll understand the difference in a minute.
Do this: Assume yourself in the situations below.
Situation #1: Let’s say Persons- A and B are Doctors.
And..You are the patient- suffering from an unknown disease. (Just assume)
You went to see the doctors and discussed your symptoms with the Both.
Dr. A treated you and took 5 minutes to help you in diagnosing. (With the help of a book)
Dr. B does the same within a minute. (With the help of his own memory)
Keep reading, there is more.
Situation #2: Now Let’s assume Persons- A and B are Lawyers.
And you have some tax issues.
You went to the both lawyers for the consultation.
Lawyer A took 5 minutes to solve your problem. (With the help of a book)
While another side Lawyer B took only a minute. (Using his memory)
In the conditions #1 and #2:
Person A is an AVERAGE person- who don’t rely on his mind rather he do make use of other stuff.
And Person B is BETTER THAN AVERAGE- who always use their own memory to solve every problem.
Now the Question is:
In future which Person you would prefer?
Person A or Person B?
In other words: Average or Better Than Average.
Let me guess.
Your answer might be the Person B- The Better Than Average person who takes less time and uses his memory.
A quiet word in your ear: In real life Better Than Average persons are much successful than the average ones.
Let’s move the journey to be successful.
We all are Equal!
No matter, what your profession is.
The better memory you have, the better you excel.
…Students want Good Grades.
…Parents want their children to have good grades.
…Teachers want to train students so they can do better in their subjects.
And the fact is: Good Grades is simply a game of good memory.
But people underestimate the POWER of their memory.
They have some false beliefs about memory.
…I have limited memory.
…I’m getting older and my memory too.
…I need to see a doctor for issues related to my memory.
I’m not going to lie to you, your memory is actually having no limits.
Fact is: Your memory works like a Muscle; more you work on it, more it will grow and better it will shape.
So What are you wishing for Today?
If you are reading this article, chances are that you don’t want to sit and wait for a miracle to happen.
Whether your dream is to be the topper of your class, clear competitive exams or simply a sudden career change.
This article will give you all the tools to make your dream a reality.
What makes this article different?
…First, I’m not going to spend much time on the problem. I’m going to assume you are suffering from the worst case.
…Second, I’ll share some already tested and reviewed techniques that will change your way of memorizing the things.
Then, I’ll show you how to use these techniques practically.
So are you ready for the CHANGE?
There’s a simple memory boost formula that works every time:
Imagination + Association + Visualization = Good Memory
I’m bringing the noise.
Does Memory Boost Formula Really Work?
Sure, you can get a memory boost that way…
Memory Boost Formula works for one simple reason:
It makes the content MUCH easier to remember.
To show you how well this works, this is the time for an action.
This is the time to apply the Memory Boost Formula PRACTICALLY.
Let me remind you the formula first:
Imagination + Association + Visualization = Good Memory
The Memory Boost Method couldn’t be easier.
Let me break the formula into the steps and show you each step in more detail…
Step 1: Imagination
Have you ever wondered:
How you memorize the things?
There are five things called SENSES- Touch, Taste, Smell, Sight, and Sound.
…Your whole body Skin helps in Touch.
…Your Tongue helps in Taste.
…Your Nose helps in Smell.
…Your Eyes help in Sight.
…Your Ears help in Sound.
And that’s the way your mind gather the information.
In other words: The way you Memorise the things.
These senses first deliver the messages to brain and brain then converts the messages into Information.
…And that information could reside in Short-Term or in Long-Term Memory on the basis of the attention and interest to the information.
See the image below You’ll understand it well:
What does image say?
Here memory is categorized into three types:
1. Sensory Memory
2. Short-Term Memory
3. Long-Term Memory
Sensory Memory: This memory works when you experience something with your senses. For example: When you saw something moving, music playing, etc. That moment your sensory memory works.
Short-Term Memory: Sensory Memory is transferred to STM when you have very few or no interest in the information. This type of information is memorized for a very little time typically around few minutes.
For example – You can remember an unknown mobile phone number but You’ll automatically forget it after few minutes until you’ve written it somewhere.
Long-Term Memory: Sensory Memory is transferred to LTM when you have the huge interest in the information. This type of information lasts from months to years in memory.
For example, you can never forget the day when you have participated in a competition and won.
Note: Short-term memory can be converted to Long-term memory after few rehearsals.
For example, you never forget your own phone number or a number of your family members because you dial them or share them with others a lot.
You’re probably be thinking now:
Why are you talking so much about Memory? Where is the hell Imagination here?
Let me explain…
Human brain never thought without an Imagination…
In other words: After sensing the things around us, our brain first creates a mental picture.
For example: If I say a word ‘Car’; you might already start making the mental picture of a car in your Mind.
That means: Better you can imagine the things, better you can memorize.
Be ready for a small test of your present memory ability.
Here is the test: You need to read the following list of 15 words. Spend no more than 3 minutes trying to memorise the list of words in same order.
Now, write down as many of the words as you can remember, in the same order that they appeared.
Compare your score with the following:
So what was your score?
…If you haven’t achieved your desired rating, don’t worry.
By the end of this article, you won’t be far off making the best score.
Let’s dive into the second part of the formula.
Step 2: Association
What do you think:
Why it was difficult for you to remember those words?
The reason you have difficulty in trying to memorize the list is that there is NO obvious CONNECTION between the words.
In this condition what your brain is trying to do is:
Repeating the words over and over again in the hope that there will be some verbal or rhythmical connection.
…But unluckily, there was NO connection because all words were random.
You might have followed the Step 1 properly that is Imagining the mental pictures of every word individually.
But let me tell you the secret: The Memory Boost Formula works together best.
That means the time is to move on to the ASSOCIATION.
We determine the things not by what it is but by what we associate it with.
For example: When I dream of about my Future Car I see myself driving Gray Audi Q7 SUV on a straight road in top speed.
Another example: When I’m hungry I don’t think about my hunger rather I think about traditional Indian food- Rice, Chapati, Dal, Green Vegetable, Paratha or my favorite Chhole Bhature.
A quick tip: The more you experience something, the more you will mentally remember the thing.
So without further ado, let’s jump right into the Association Method.
It is a simple way to remember random words.
…This can be utilized in subjects like history, where you may need to remember so many events.
This step simply needs your POWER of Imagination and CREATIVE association.
Want to know how it works?
Read the following passage.
…While reading try to make clear pictures of the words.
This story about the two cats– a gray and a blonde in color. Both the cats were together in search of food one evening. Suddenly one of the cats the gray one saw a big piece of cake lying down on the land and went to catch the piece. But meanwhile, the blonde cat jumped and grabbed the cake.
The gray cat said, “Give me the cake. I saw it first.”
The other cat said “Keep away from it. I picked it up first.”
Just then, a monkey who was brown in color passed by and saw the cats fighting. He thought “What foolish cats they are! Let me make use of this chance.”
He came to the cats and said in a loud voice. “Don’t fight. I have the solution. Let me share the cake with you both”.
The monkey split the cake into two parts and disappointedly said, “Oh! One is bigger. One is smaller”.
He had a bit of the bigger piece and now said “Oho! This has become smaller now”.
And thus, he went on eating from part to part and finally finished the whole cake.
…Now without looking back to the passage, try to answer the following questions.
1) The story is about what? ………….
2) What colors the cats have in the story? ………..
3) What are both cats doing together? ………..
4) What was the food that the gray cat found? ……….
5) Where was the piece of cake lying? ……….
6) The gray cat ……. the cake first.
7) The blonde ……… the cake first.
8) Who passed by the cats? ……….
9) What is the color of monkey? ………
10) What were the cats doing when the monkey saw them? ………
11) What name the did monkey give to cats after seeing them fighting? ………
12) What did the monkey do with the cake? ……….
13) After splitting the what were the sizes of cake? ……….
14) What was the monkey doing to the cake part by part? ……….
15) At last, what happened with cake? …………
Are you able to answer each question correctly?
BAM ! You did it.
And the craziest part is:
The words written in bold are in the same sequence as the test above.
Now compare your present score with the previous.
…Isn’t it miraculous that what you were unable to do in 10 minutes, you could now do it in just 2 minutes?
But you wondered why?
There are only two things:
…First you just used the power of imagination…
…Second you just made a creative association with the words…
Step 3: Visualization
Your next step is to visualize the story which you have narrated in last two steps with Imagination and Association.
…Visualization is a memory technique for creating mentally visual 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional images, diagrams or animations for an incident.
In simple words: Visualization means creating mental pictures of associations uniquely.
If I ask you “How was your day” and tell you to write about everything happened today.
It would probably take the whole day to write but you’ll complete it anyhow.
Why does it happen?
How you are able to recognize every little detail such as- what you had in breakfast, whom you met, where you went etc..
It happened for one simple reason: Because you were there.
…And that’s the exact thing you need to do in this step.
Isn’t that silly:
It’s really easy to recall the story of an interesting movie even it was a long when you watched that.
This occurs because of the two:
…First, you yourself EXPERIENCED the movie.
…Second, the movie was INTERESTING.
While watching the movie your brain acts as the every scene of the film is taking place in front of you and movie is itself interesting because it’s unique that is you haven’t watched it before.
…These are the two triggers you need to use while creating mental pictures of associations- Experience and Interesting
For the step, I’m adding an interesting picture of above passage.
That’s exactly what my mind visualized while reading the passage.
A Note: Your mind could develop a different picture for the same passage. Because what interesting to me might not be interesting to you.
See the image and compare your scores again.
Isn’t it improved?
BAM! you are done for this step.
…But wait there is something craziest waiting for you.
Moving Man Method for the Memory Boost (Bonus Strategy)
The Memory Boost Formula works for one simple reason:
It includes experiencing the story telling.
…And a story can put your whole brain to work.
Why is that?
The simple answer is this: our brains are wired that way.
We narrate short stories in our heads for every action.
Whenever we narrate a story, our mind relates it to one of our existing experiences.
Result: You memorized the things easily.
Now you have seen how good the formula works. This is the time to introduce most handsome part of the article: The Moving Man Method.
Why I called it: The Moving Man Method?
…All you need to do in this method is to feel yourself traveling in your favorite and familiar route into your imagination.
The technique is used by many professionals from many decades.
You too can use this to memorize the list of random words.
Here is the exact step by step plan you need to follow:
Step #1: Prepare a mental route of a very familiar place from where you pass off a lot.
Step #2: Choose memorable landmarks on that route and use them as stages.
Step #3: Mentally place each random words opposite to the stages of the route.
Step #4: Imagine and associate the words with stages of the route.
Let me show the whole process with an example:
As the route to my COLLEGE is very familiar to me so I’ll be using the same in this example. (Step 1)
It could look something like this (step 2):
|Stage 1||House Door|
|Stage 2||House Gate|
|Stage 3||Corner Shop|
|Stage 4||Taxi Stand|
|Stage 5||River Bridge|
|Stage 7||College Entrance|
|Stage 8||College Canteen|
|Stage 9||Library Gate|
|Stage 10||Class Door|
The main idea is to place the random words that you wanted to remember opposite to the stages.
So it could look something like this (step 3):
|Stage 1||House Door||Bell|
|Stage 2||House Gate||Courier|
|Stage 3||Corner Shop||Closed|
|Stage 4||Taxi Stand||Friend|
|Stage 5||River Bridge||Training|
|Stage 7||College Entrance||Crush|
|Stage 8||College Canteen||Faculty|
|Stage 9||Library Gate||Borrowed|
|Stage 10||Class Door||Late|
Next step is to use your own imagination and associate the words with the stages of your route.
So it could be like this (Step 4):
You were getting ready for the college. Unexpectedly your house door bell rang. You went to see who is there and found a courier was lying on your house gate. You checked the address of item and realized that courier was of corner shop uncle. You went to give the item to uncle while going to college but saw that the corner shop
was closed. You planned to return the item after getting back from the college. You then went to a taxi stand and saw a friend of yours was already standing there waiting for the taxi. Both of you got into the taxi and route to the college started. While passing by the river bridge, you saw two local kids training for swimming. Your taxi then stopped at a side of the temple because traffic light was red. When you reached the college entrance you saw your crush– a girl getting out of another taxi. Then you started following her to the college canteen and you suddenly saw a faculty standing there. You sharply moved your steps to library gate and borrowed your subject book and stepped to your class. When you entered the class, the faculty immediately instructed you to get out of the class because you were late.
Don’t try to remember the words rather try to bring them in your life.
…The game is very simple- Imagine better and just enjoy the trip.
…Whenever you’ll move on the same route, your mind frequently relates the stages with words itself.
And as you are never going to forget the route neither you’ll forget the list of words.
Now It’s Your Turn
You’ve just seen some best memory boost techniques…
Now it’s time to put these techniques into practice.
Don’t wait! It’s only you who can do it.
Once you’ve done that, take a second and leave a comment.
I’d love to know what you thought of the post.
Have Fun !!