Is This Your Metaphor For Success?
Is This Your Metaphor For Success? 1. "The Itzy-Bitzy Spiderlings climbed up the water-spout.
2. Down came the rain and washed the Spiderlings out.
3. Here comes the sun and dries up the rain.
4. Now the Itzy-Bitzy Spiderlings - Spinning -
5. They climb up the spout - a-gain."
Inquiring Minds Need to Know
New research: your healthy brain is continually and consistently at war between learning new experiences and retrieving long-term memories (of past experiences).
Every time we hold a conversation or listen to a lecture, our brain
is struggling between learning information and recalling past memories. Why?
We are listening while spontaneously preparing to respond with an intelligent answer, right? Even in a lecture, we are pay attention but questioning what we hear.
Who wins the contest, new learning associations or old memories?
Responding is what makes it a conversation or learning - and not a monologue.
Most (90%) of humans cannot learn new ideas and remember old concepts at the same time. It may be on the tip of your tongue, but it is stuck there until your choose either learning or memory processing. What about using your Cell phone while walking down the street? Multitasking is an arduous challenge.
Get this: the mental process of using your memory Suppresses the brain structures involved in learning. It is one-or-the-other. But there is an exception.
Your brain has a switchboard to move from learning to remembering and from memory to learning (new information). Located in your Frontal Cortex
this switchboard permits switching from one task to the other quickly.
Speed of processing can be slow-medium-fast. Smart folks can switch channels almost instantaneously. Good news - it is a learned skill not hardwired.
Integrated, connected and linked brains combine your left-hemisphere with your
right-hemisphere through the Corpus Callosum (< L - tough body). People who are
using both halves of their brain are synchronized, correlated, and harmonized for
learning and memory encoding. Their mind works faster than other folks.
How to Upgrade Your Switchboard
Sharp (effective) thinkers are speed learners with a creative speed memory.
What if you could discover a baby-easy strategy to improve your brain's
switchboard? Your goal is to maintain your left-brain and right-brain In Synch.
The Infinity Symbol
a) Can you play an Air-Guitar? Let's talk about the Infinity Symbol, which looks
like a sleeping (reclining) number eight (#8). The entire daily exercise for 21
days requires about two-minutes daily.
b) Start by sitting down, looking straight ahead and using the index finger of your right-hand, to trace a two-foot by two-foot sleeping 8 - the infinity sign - in the air. Move left-to-right in a large stroke (cut) half to the left of your face and half to your right side.
c) The objective is to cover a lot of area of your eyesight - specifically your Peripheral (side) Vision. Take a deep inhalation as you beginning tracing the Infinity symbol and exhale when you have completed the exercise. See the tracing with the sides of your eyes. Each air-tracing takes about 10 seconds.
d) Now do another repetition - deep breath and use your right index finger to trace the sleeping #8; hold it and exhale. Be holistic and see the big picture. Do a total of ten (10) reps of the Infinity Symbol.
e) Now use your left index finger switching to trace the Infinity Symbol with your
left hand. Same size (2'x2') and repeat tracing a total of ten (10) repetitions of 20
seconds each. Total: two-minutes.
Each Air Tracing unites and synchronizes your left and right hemispheres. Your goal is to create a Neural Network of communication between your left and right
brains. After 21 consecutive days of this 2-minute exercise it goes on autopilot and becomes an automatic habit. You are working your Corpus Callosum.
This exercise helps double your reading and learning speed, attention-span and
concentration. You will also begin to access your long-term memory up to twice as fast. We teach it to corporate executives and law students because it works well.
"The task is not so much to see what no one has yet seen; but to think
what nobody else has yet thought, about that which everybody sees."
Edwin Schrodinger, German physicist
"Small changes lead to massive-reactions. Does the flap of a butterfly's
wings in Brazil, set off a tornado in Texas?"
The Butterfly Effect, Edward Lorenz, MIT
Would reading and remembering three (3) books, articles and reports in
the time your peers can hardly finish one - be a valuable competitive advantage
in your career?
Contact us for a free speed reading report - no strings attached. We recommend
doing it now.
H. Bernard Wechsler