I thought I would share a true and funny story about what happened to me this week.
‘But I thought you were the MEMORY guy!? Did you forgot where you live?’, they said.
There is nothing more common for me to hear than this kind of ‘joke’. Seriously, I must hear it 5 times a day. But it got me to thinking. People mistake things for memory often that have nothing to do with memory. They are FOCUS problems, not memory.
Why did I go in to the wrong condo? FOCUS!! I was looking at my phone. If you had asked me my unit number I certainly would have given you the right answer. I didn’t forget where I lived.
Why can’t you remember a person’s name 2 seconds after they say it? Answer = you never heard it! You need to focus!
Why can’t you remember where you put your keys? Answer = you weren’t paying attention when you set them down. Focus really is different than memory, however if you aren’t focused you’ll never be able to remember.
Before you study for a test ask yourself this question, ‘What do I hope to learn here?’ Then open the book with a focused brain! Good nutrition and exercise will also help your focus. Avoid excessive alcohol, sugar and junk food.
haha Talk soon,
P.S. If you don’t have my memory course and would like to learn my 5 step process to remember anything (including names) it is in my Black Belt Memory course. (This also gives you access to the private Facebook group) You can get it here http://ronwhitetraining.com/store