Simon Kuper, a Financial Times columnist, said “I would rather spend 15 minutes taking a nap and completing the task in an hour at high efficiency than keep working on the task for 2 hours inefficiently.” He regretted to learn the skills of how to learn too late.
As the old Chinese saying goes “Grinding a chopper will not hold up the work of cutting firewood.” Yes, “Learning How to Learn” is the greatest mental tool of all times. It is not something like super magic, but a way of living with a series of good habits that can be handled by normal people with a certain level of training.
Everybody in the world has 24 hours in total. Therefore, how you can maximize the utility in each hour determines your lifelong achievement. “Learning How to Learn” is like a time compression machine, which explains the secret of how information can be efficiently memorized, digested and transformed into knowledge and wisdom, and put into practice in your everyday life. By doing this, you double or triple your life span than other ordinary people who use old learning skills.
Now we will share you 12 most advanced mental tools that used by professionals in arts, science, music, math and sports. You will learn the memory skills, how to overcome procrastination and methods to make our learning faster. No matter what subjects or skills you want to master, you can use these mental tools to change your way of thinking and reshape your life.
12. Review under Different Context
Our memories rely a lot on the context in which things are encountered. For example, if you memorize a fact in the library, it is easier to recall it the next time you are in the library, but it becomes more difficult when you are taking an exam.
Therefore, the most effective way of reviewing is to go through the same materials in a different environment, which can help us activate more brain cells and relate the information to the sound, colors and feelings around. You’re using the full power of your brain to try to internalize the information.