Betty Buckley was on Eight Is Enough and I remember being surprised when I found out that she sang “Memory” from the musical “Cats”.
I have always had a fascination with people who learned how to remember things and that is why Harry Lorayne fascinated me. I learned about him from ads I saw in my Grandparents Organic Gardening and Farming magazines. He did things like going on TV and remembering everyone in the audience and proving it by greeting them at the door as they left. I was interested in remembering peoples names because I have what they call “stage fright” and I can just go blank when I run into someone unexpectedly and of course I am always with someone who wants introduced.
I remember a great saying that went something like “I like to remember my mistakes so that I recognize them when I repeat them”. I am forever struggling to remember and learning that just because you know how your brain works does not mean that you know how to use it or in my case are willing to put forth the effort. Because learn means more than just reading about it.
But there is a second ingredient that you must have to move forward and that is motivation. Without motivation your contentedness is your undoing. My memory was good enough to get by and so I did not try to improve with the mental exercises I know I should be doing but as I pursue my dream of working from home and creating a business that will make me wealthy I have started to do those things that I learned and were not motivated enough to put into action.
I have started to work on improving my memory using the methods outlined in the memory book and I will share these exercises with you.
To begin you need a copy of the “Memory Book” written by Jerry Havilcek and Harry Lorraine and you can usually find a copy at the library but I recommend buying a paperback copy.