#mayArtOfMemory – Week 2

Hi all! Welcome to the summary of #mayArtOfMemory – Week2.

In Week1 we covered a 10,000 feet overview of what is considered memory and how it works. This time, we go hands-on training and things get fun. We’ll cover two mnemonic techniques, an inspiring story, and memory gadgets. “In the first place”1, let’s review the Memory Palace.

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We’re all Schwarzenegger

Yes, we’re all Arnold Schwarzenegger in some way.

The more dumbells and bench press that we use to exercise, the stronger our muscles will grow; but … how about our minds?

Consciously or not, we’re constantly reinforcing behaviors on every new opportunity that we have to exercise them and, like with our muscles, our behaviors grow bigger and stronger (…and sometimes, uglier).

What we call our habits, are one kind of programming – like in software – that our minds adopted to be more efficient, that is: spend fewer resources in processing some input. (Charles Duhigg – The Power of Habit)

We have the freedom to choose whether we’ll be the next Mr. Universe of pessimism, self-defeating and procrastination, or we’ll take ownership of our fate by becoming our own mind programmers.

Make your choice and Keep on Learning….

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