Just a quick note today about finding what I call “Memorization Rich Environments.”
You see, using a Memory Palace method isn’t always about technique.
Sometimes it’s about mindset.
And one of the best ways to go about developing the right mindset is to steep yourself in the culture of what you’re trying to learn.
No, that doesn’t necessarily mean plane tickets, hotels and being wary of pickpockets.
It can be as simple as a trip to the foreign language section of your library. Or it could be the medical or legal library, or whatever specialty you are working on.
Seek an internship with a company that speaks your target language or lingo.
If you’re in a bigger city, you can visit the embassy of a country that speaks your target language.
Use meetup.com or Craigslist or the free tandem partner service I mentioned in Volume 2 of the Magnetic Memory Newsletter.
Volunteer for an organization that will bring you into contact with the material you want to memorize.
There are all kinds of things you can do to amplify the techniques you’ve been using to reach your memorization goals. If there are any that I’ve missed out, shoot me a response to this message. I’ve got something cool to send you in return for the favor.
And if you’d like more help using Memory Palaces to memorize foreign language vocabulary, the Magnetic Memory Method is the right thing to do for your mind.
Until next time, find yourself a Memorization Rich Environment and then teach someone else what you’ve learned about memorization. Teaching a skill is one of the best ways to learn it and helping people improve their memory is one of the best ways we can make the world a better place. The more we remember, the more we can remember. And the more we learn, the more we can learn.