Meet the writer
Bankole is a Certified NLP Practitioner, a UK Certified Life Coach and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) from the International Council for Managing Consulting Institutes(ICMCI). His facilitation skills are no doubt prolific, as he currently provides consulting interventions for banks and different organizations, some of which include, Guaranty Trust Bank, Access bank, Diamond Bank, Skye Bank, Union Bank, Heritage bank, Stanbic IBTC, StanbicIBTC pensions, Fidelity bank, Oando, NLNG, UTC and the Nigerian Stock Exchange to mention a few. Bankole is the Founder of LiveYourDreamsAfrica; a platform he set up to challenge Africans to live their lives intentionally towards the achievement of their dreams. http://www.bankolewilliams.com
Here’s How to easily remember anything
I have often heard people say “I have a poor memory”. My next question to them is, ‘is there anything you are afraid of?’ And then they possibly say – a spider or a snake etc.
Then, I google the image of that thing (without their knowledge) and when they least expect, I place the image in front of them. Suddenly they jump in fear of the image (as though it was real).
My next statement to them is ‘How come you haven’t forgotten how to be afraid of the spider?’. You possibly had one bad experience with a spider as a child and since then you still REMEMBER how to respond. I must say, ‘You have a GREAT memory!’
The MIND is like a SUPER computer that is largely underutilized by most people. You have the CAPACITY to learn other things as THOROUGHLY as you have learned this phobia. You have the CAPACITY to uninstall old UNWANTED behavioural patterns and install new DESIRED ones.
Want to know how to remember anything? Well, let me share one way- by ASSOCIATION! The easiest way to recollect new information is to associate it with a strong emotion or to associate it with some other old information which you always remember. Instantly, that old information becomes a trigger for the new.
For example, for the plane that we need to catch at 2 P.M., we can imagine the plane in our mind, and notice that it has 2 wings. Two wings, 2 P.M. There’s an association. We are now ten times more likely to remember the take-off time long after it has faded from our short-term memory. Try it out! let me know what you think.
Take it in! Be ready and intentional to grow.