Slicno kao: A mind for numbers, Barbara Oakley
Your beliefs of what your concentration and memory can do may be your own limited version of the truth. Many people never get a taste of their true potential because they have decided to entertain only a limited view of what they can do.
In other words, we believe what we have been taught to believe, and we don’t question beliefs because we don’t want to question the source.
Begin to ask yourself, “Who will I be doubting by changing my beliefs about my mind, concentration, and memory and why do I think this is true?”
Ask yourself questions like, “How much is this belief going to cost me if I hold on to it?
Busyness is sometimes just procrastination in disguise. Busyness may make you feel good and make you think you are more productive but when we look back at the end of the day we realize we haven’t done anything worthwhile.
If you watch a lioness hunting in the wild, she will focus on one wildebeest.
When people approach information they never really know what they want out of it.
Purpose: Having a clear purpose is important because clarity dissolves resistance. Always remember why you are reading what you are reading…
Interest: Your level of interest sets the direction of your attention and, therefore, your level of focus. If you are not interested, remembering what you read will be almost impossible.
You can remember mountains of information when you are interested in the subject. It almost feels automatic and your concentration is at a peak.
Your mind never wanders away; it only moves towards more interesting and outstanding things.
The first step is to find your interests and then to find links or connections between your
interests and the new information that you are learning.
I always ask myself questions like, “How does this connect to training? How is it going to improve my life? If I read or remember this, is it going to give me something that not many people know?
How does this material help me achieve my goals?”
Curiosity: Questions are the answer to improving curiosity.
Ask yourself, “How is this relevant and applicable to my life right now? How will this information help me achieve my goals? How can I apply this information to improve my work? How will this help me? How will this information make me more significant?”
How many people, events, and things did you try to control with your mind today?
Concentration is about learning how to stay centered.
The SEE Principle
Use your S – Senses: there are only five ways to get anything into your brain, and that is through sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste.
E – Exaggeration
Make your images larger or smaller than life. What is more memorable: an elephant or an elephant wearing a pink bikini?
Exaggerate with Humor; tickle your mind.
Emile Coue pointed out that, “When the imagination and the will are in conflict, the imagination always wins.”
This is not the way that I naturally think either; this is how I have taught myself to think, because it works.
Imagine you had to remember the name Washington; you could turn that word into a picture of you washing a tin. Or, if you had to remember the word Hydrogen you could see a picture of a fire Hydrant drinking gin.
I always think it is amazing how people want to improve their memory and concentration, but they do more of the same thing and expect a different result. You have to do different, to become different.
The secret to accelerated learning is superior organization.
Your Finances are a mirror of your productivity.
“Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is a natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals.” ~ Jim Rohn
Brice Marden said: “The possibilities of thought training are infinite, its consequences eternal, and yet few take the pains to direct their thinking into channels that will do them good, but instead leave all to chance.”
“May you never forget what is worth remembering, nor ever remember what is best forgotten.” ~ Irish Blessing