Sharing my learnings from the book, Limitless by Kim Kwik
Limitless by Kim Kwik
Belief that you are limited might be holding you back from your biggest dreams. In Limitless, Jim Kwik share tools that will help you cast off your perceived limitations.
You’re going to learn how to upgrade your brain and memory. What’s more, you’ll learn how to increase your focus, optimize your work time, and form healthy habits.
Limitless helps you learn anything faster, and once you’ve done that, there is nothing holding you back from your dreams. You’ll unlock your exceptional life and uplevel your career, studies, business, and relationships.
- When he was a child, the author, Jim Kwik, suffered a traumatic brain injury. It left him with a learning disability. On top of that, he was also frequently bullied. Even a teacher once labeled him “the boy with the broken brain.” For years, the author assumed that because of his injury he had to put a lot of hard work into learning. But in college Kwik realized that there was a different way. He didn’t need to work harder – he needed to learn better. The tips he uncovered allowed him to increase his focus, improve his memory, and start to absorb information faster than ever before.
- Technology makes our lives easier, but it may be hindering our learning abilities.
- We have constant access to a wealth of information right at our fingertips But pummeling ourselves with all this information isn’t necessarily a good thing. That’s because being able to look up facts whenever you need them causes your memory to atrophy. It withers away, like an under-used muscle. forcing yourself to recall information actually creates and strengthens memories.
- Overusing technology may also reduce your capacity to think critically. Instead, we identify a few sources we already agree with, and use them to reinforce our beliefs, thus essentially accepting other people’s ready-made opinions. This means that our capacity for deduction and problem-solving begins to weaken, and we lose the ability to think critically.
- Tip: spend 30 minutes each day with all your devices turned off. You can use this time to relax, be creative, and just let your mind wander.
- Your brain is – as scientists put it – highly neuroplastic. It means that, throughout your life, it changes. A lot. Each of us has the power to change our brain.
- Tip: purge our minds of what the author calls LIEs. This is an abbreviation that stands for Limited Ideas Entertained.
- our IQ is fixed for life.
- This LIE – this idea of a fixed IQ – is both limiting and negative. Everyone has the potential to be a genius. start thinking positively.
- Every day, each of us thinks tens of thousands of thoughts. A lot of them are questions. And many are repeating. From among these, we all have so-called dominant questions, which come up more often than others.
- your current dominant questions Should be positive.
- they can do a very important job: they can shift your mindset to a positive, limitless one. They can be beneficial to your health.
- Tip: Learn to be positive, and this will open up your mind to the joy of life and all the possibilities it offers.
- passion and purpose are entirely different.
- Passion lies in your inner core; it is buried beneath other people’s expectations or assumptions about you.
- Purpose is aimed at what’s around you. It is something you can share or contribute to the world.
- if you want to achieve limitless motivation and energy, it’s essential to identify your passion, and then use it to find your purpose.
- Think about who you are and what defines you. Answers to these questions can be great drivers of behavioral change. if you identify yourself with a goal you want to achieve, or a habit you want to develop, your motivation goes up.
- lack of energy can hold you back.
- Sleeping, eating, and exercising are all essential if you want your brain to function at its best.
- build as a habit to sleep well, eat well and exercise well. Start with making just one small change at a time, and slowly but surely, the new habit will become an integral part of your life.
- Increase your productivity by getting into a state of flow, and using the power of small steps.
- To get into flow, start by eliminating distractions.
- you need to ensure that you have enough time to complete the task.
- don’t give in to the temptation to multitask.
- break down tasks into small steps, you’ll make it much more likely to get done.
- Use your study time efficiently.
- Music is just one life hack that can help us use our brain’s lesser-known features to foster learning.
- smell can also help improve our study skills. We often associate smells with memories.
- take advantage of so-called primacy and recency. Something you learn right at the start of a lesson tends to stick in your mind for longer.
- To make good use of primacy and recency, employ the Pomodoro technique. This method involves breaking up your work or studying into 25-minute chunks of productivity called Pomodoros.
- Pomodoros can work even better if you combine them with another technique, something known as active recall. It involves reviewing some material and then immediately checking to ensure that it has sunk in
- spaced repetition. It’s all about reviewing your material at regular intervals.
- Visualization techniques can help increase your memory and concentration.
- learn to associate words, numbers, or, indeed, anything else you have to memorize, with visual imagery.
- loci method. To use it, first identify the ten key points you want to talk about. Next, imagine a place or a room you know well, and consider a path through it. Then, assign each of your talking points to a different object or place in the room. Finally, practice your presentation, using the walkthrough of your locations, or loci, as a guide.
- Reading is fundamental to learning, and you can get better at it.
- reading gives your brain a vigorous workout. It activates many different mental functions at once. It improves memory and increases concentration.
- subvocalization – when people read, they pronounce each word in their heads.
- To reduce subvocalization, try counting out loud as you read. Just keep saying “one, two, three” and so on as you go down the page. When you learn this skill, reading will feel more like you’re watching a movie than hearing a speech.
- read more “visually” is to use a pacer. start by simply sliding your finger down the page as you read! This technique is effective because our eyes are hardwired to track moving objects. Using a visual pacer can increase your reading speed anywhere from 25 to 100 percent!
- To get better at solving problems, try new and different ways of thinking.
- Learning what type of intelligence you possess (IQ, high bodily-kinesthetic intelligence, etc)
- use the “thinking hat” technique. Imagine you have a collection of multicolored hats. Now, when you look at a problem, you can change hats every few minutes.
- When you think exponentially, you are no longer solving crisis after crisis after crisis. Instead, you identify the root cause of the problem and attack that.