The 3 Stumbling Blocks Of Memory Improvement

by Nishant Kasibhatla - Date: 2006-12-28 - Word Count: 530 Share This!

Do you have a good memory? Can you remember any information fast? Can you recall information whenever you want?

If your answer for the above questions is "No" or "sometimes", then you need to know about the 3 stumbling blocks of memory improvement. Just the awareness of these blocks would also help you in a great way. So what are thee blocks?

1. Disbelief

Most people have an "amazing level" of disbelief on their memory capacity that they don't even try to memorise new information.

If I write a 50-digit number and ask anyone to memorize, I usually get some great answers like:

"You mean the whole 50 digit number? "I think I will never be able to do it" "Come again. Memorize what?" "It will take an year for me" etc

Well, I do not find fault with any of the above responses. But what is interesting to note is that no one wants even to try it. What causes such disbelief in people in their memory power? The simple answer is "lack of awareness".

Your brain is the most amazing machine on the planet. If you train your brain, nothing is impossible. Make sure you give your memory it's true value.

Many people brag about their memory, but don't do anything to make it good. You just can't wish to improve your memory. You need to act. You have to give your memory a good workout.

The next time you want to memorise anything, just make a committed effort to memorize it. Believe that you can do it. You will be surprised with the result.

2. Disinterest

You know that interest plays a vital role in the process of memory. If you have to memorise any information, YOU HAVE TO BE INTERESTED IN IT!

If you don't, then it will be difficult to memorize it. Trying to memorize information, without getting interested in it, is a great way to waste your precious time.

Try to find out ways and means of making the information fun to learn. Try to find an expert on that information and discuss the topic with him. The expert can explain the same information in a way you could never think of. Well, that's why he is an expert!

Remember this: If the information is not interesting enough, it's your duty to make sure it is interesting.

3. Disuse

The fastest way to forget information is to not use it in your day-to-day life. Research indicates that people forget about 80% of the new information they learn in as less as 24 hours. Unbelievable, isn't it? To stop this loss of information, you have use the information you learn as much as possible.

Some ideas are:

1. Teach the information to someone else.

2. Discuss the points with your peers.

3. Write a summary in your own words.

4. Write an article about it!

5. Think how can you teach it to any 5 years old kid.

Memory improvement is not possible unless you kick the three stumbling blocks out of your way. Eliminating these blocks early on in the process of memorizing can save you a mighty amount of time and mental energy.

Coming out of the traps of disbelief, disinterest and disuse is you first step to memory improvement. It's easy. If only you take action.

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Nishant Kasibhatla is a Grand Master of Memory at The World Memory Championships. He is the CEO of Memory Vision - The Memory Training Company. To get your free "5 lessons Mini Memory Course", visit

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