It’s not how smart you are, it’s—how are you smart? Memory is a superpower. —Jim Kwik
This is a powerful tip for learning from Jim Kwik of Kwik Learning. Always study the basics. Mastery comes from focused, perfect practice. The FAST approach to learning provides a four-step approach to remembering. Then, you can hone your understanding. Mastery comes from focused, perfect practice. So learn fast and then take the time to master it.
Empty your mind so you can refill it with learning. Forget what you know. Forget your situation. One can focus well on seven things (plus or minus two). Be present to the new information with an open, childlike mind.
What you put in is what you get out. Be involved. Take notes. A tip for notes:
Divide your paper in two. On the left side, capture impressions — note taking; on the right side, create implementation — note making.
Manage your state of being and your emotion. Be fascinated. Curiosity is best state of mind for learning. Some other ways of managing your state for optimal learning include exercise: As body moves brain grooves. Psychology is affected by physiology.
INVESTIGATE SUPERBRAIN YOGA—here are three moves to help Keep Your Brain Alive.
1- When you exercise, switch your right and left hand movements.
2- Grab opposing ear (right ear with left hand, left ear with right hand), and then do squats.
2- Turn palms at different times so they are moving at different rates or in different directions, or both.
Be a Thermostat, not a Thermometer. A thermometer is a victim – it just measures what is happening. A thermostat takes responsibility. It sets a temperature and the environment responds. It is the locus of control. Like with leadership, a thermostat controls focus. Set it. Make it happen.
Share what you learn. This helps you learn faster. Learn as if you will teach it to someone else. Teach and you learn it twice.