You know that instant gratification is the real reason you struggle to learn and remember information, don’t you?
If you’d like the cure, let me instantly gratify you and jump right in. Here are three:
1. Understand the Sickness of Instant Gratification For What It Is
Instant gratification is a disease.
Think about it …
What building gets to scrape the sky overnight?
What skill worth having leaps into existence in a flash?
And if any ever penetrate this instant gratification psychology … it’s really only a very few.
If there are examples of instant gratification, well …
One exception is the Magnetic Memory Method, a rare memory skill you can learn fast and experience quick victories with …
But these happen so fast only because the Magnetic Memory Method harnesses the power of information you ALREADY know.
And even then, let’s face it: You’ll still need to practice a bit before you really hit your stride.
So settle in and make sure you’re trained up:
Go ahead and click that big blue image and take my free course. I’m confident you won’t regret spending the time.
2. Practice Long Form Learning
Now that you’ve admitted that you’ve got the instant gratification sickness, it’s time to combat it.
First, know your MMM Learning Hierarchy. You’ll discover what this is in a new book I’m releasing soon. For notification, please keep your eyes open for an announcement soon.
Once you’ve got that covered, learn how to memorize a textbook properly and read books in a traditional manner for good measure.
Watch long videos and take notes. Listen to podcasts and audiobooks without 2x-ing the content. Stop training your brain to consume everything faster.
3. Balance Input With Output
Consuming information is important. It’s how we learn.
The problem is …
Few people balance their consumption with production.
As a result, they never really learn anything.
If you want to learn … REALLY learn …
Then you’ll need to process that information through multiple channels.
The Professors Who Forced Me To
Balance Input With Output
Back during my M.A. and Ph.D. years, I completed a lot of directed reading courses instead of taking seminars.
These directed readings were a great alternative to attending class and watching the other students pretend they read the books and articles.
Plus, I got to have the professors I studied under for some precious one-on-one discussion of learning topics at levels deeper than seminars allow.
Two of my directed reading professors DEMANDED summaries of everything on the reading lists.
And not just one or two fruity little paragraphs …
They wanted two to three pages!
Well, let me tell you …
It Was The Most Worthy Work In The World!
By keeping good notes and processing the information through writing summaries …
… Followed by verbal discussions in meetings …
I remember so much more from those books than any other.
And because I used the textbook memorization technique I linked you to above for some of these books …
I had a ton of Magnetic fun too.
The Shocking Truth About Instant Gratification
Here’s the truth:
When you stop letting instant gratification corrode your ability to learn and remember …
You’ll find that all learning becomes much more gratifying.
Having a plan for building and enjoying discipline in your life helps too:
Once you have discipline on your side …
The gratification you need comes …
So the true path to instant gratification requires just a simple shift in perspective.
Just like when you Mindshift your perspective about memory techniques and the use of a Memory Palace.
The shift in perspective creates an instant victory that makes all learning thereafter much more gratifying.
It truly is that simple.
And if you’d like to experience true instant gratification that lasts forever, make sure you’re subscribed to this website so I can show you just how gratifying using your memory can be.
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