Our brains like to remember things that are memorable.
Numbers, dates, vocabulary words, and even people’s names usually aren’t very memorable in and of themselves. So the key to making anything easier to remember is simply to make it memorable.
Seems like it should be obvious, but actually applying this consistently and systematically is a trained process.
Keep reading below if you want the full intro to mnemonics. But to explore deeper, you’ll want to read the whole free guide using this next article: Mnemonic Starter Guide
A quick intro to mnemonics
Try to remember this number:
What I WON’T do is ask you to read it over and over, say the numbers out loud to yourself, and then attempt recite it a moment later. If you take that approach, chances are you’ll fail miserably.
But check this out: $2.98 is currently a pretty good price for gas in the US (2 cents under three dollars), there are 365 days in the year, and 9 minus 5 equals 4. Much easier to remember.
See, the key to remembering numbers, words, and names is to associate them with something beyond themselves.
With training, anyone can eventually become exceptionally good at remembering anything with these techniques.
Mnemonics are the bulk of what we talk about on Master Of Memory, because they’re really what differentiate fast learners from the typical frustrated student.
If there’s anything you want to learn, faster than ever, using mnemonics, then email me and I’ll get right back to you: Email access to Timothy
Meanwhile, we’ll be providing more and more articles on mnemonics as time goes by. For now, check out one of the articles below, or dive deeper in the next article: Mnemonic Startup Guide
How to memorize passages of text