reading Liimitless book by Jim Kwik

How to read and remember anything

Reading Jim Kwik’s book Limitless and will be sharing thoughts along the way.

First up: how to read and remember anything.

Our brains are capable of more than we give them credit for. Still, the average person forgets 50% of what we learn within an hour and 70% within 24 hours.

It’s called the forgetting curve based on incomplete studies by  Hermann Ebbinghaus (so let’s take it with a grain of salt).

You and I know from experience that we tend to forget a lot more than we ever think is possible, no matter how good our intentions are in the moment.

So quit cramming kids (and grown ups)!

Instead, pace yourself and read in 25-minute sprints with 5 minutes of rest. This is called the Pomodoro technique and it works. In a modified version, it helped me get through graduate school, learning two new languages, working two part-time jobs, while being married and raising three children at the time. (Another great book on the subject is this one).

And find ways to teach or share what you’re learning. Teaching is learning twice and information we act on, we tend to remember.

You can take this post for example, share it on your social media platforms and add your own takeaways to it.

Afterall, knowledge isn’t power.

But applied knowledge is powerful.

Sharing is caring, and learning!

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