Unlimited Memory by Grandmaster Kevin Horsley
“Your memory is the glue that binds your life together; everything you are today is because of your amazing memory.” (page 2)
Think about it “everything you are today is because of your amazing memory.” without our memory we wouldn’t be anything really except a walking piece of tissue.
Our memory allows us to learn, communicate, make mistakes, and grow. For example, If we weren’t able to store information I would have to teach myself how to brush my teeth everyday, but before I can do that I would have to remember what my toothbrush is… You see where i’m going.
The author describes learning as a habit that can be improved, and just like any habit, there are barriers that we create called limited beliefs and excuses.
“That would take forever to learn”,
“I can’t remember that”,
Soon all these phrases we tell ourselves become standard and real because we begin to believe them. We seek out people and situations that fulfill the self prophesies we casted.
All information is now readily available at our fingertips creating a fog of noise, We can’t multitask.
Our attention and energy is limited, but a good thing about us humans (homo sapiens) is we can observe our thoughts, and think about what we are thinking about.
Taking control back from our monkey mind and directing our attention to the ideas and things that really matter to us.
When things aren’t interesting to us we don’t care about storing it in our memory. School focused more on getting us good enough to pass a standardized exam instead of allowing us to create from interest. We were trained to learn through repetition, but learning and retaining the information is more of a creative process, as Horsley states.
“Your senses make mind movies real and memorable” (page 47)
This is why songs can be so powerful because they are the words to a story we personalize.
This is our memory in action, the more senses and personal connections we use, the more information we store.
In the book, Unlimited Memory, Horsley mentions different memory methods. Which include: bringing information to life, using your car and body to remember, pegging information, Linking thoughts remembering names and numbers, art in memory, continuous use, and reviewing to renew.
In the video below, Kevin shares his techniques and why it’s important to strengthen our memory.
This Tedx Talk is Kevin Horsley “Instantly recalling understanding”
“Your mind is the only computer in the world with this characteristic: the more you put into it, the more it will hold.” (page 160)
Learn more by reading, Unlimited Memory, and the techniques Kevin uses to improve his memory habit. Also, I have put together a book list of books I have read and would recommend.
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