If the egg break from the outside, life end! But if the egg break from the inside life begins!
- Jim Kwik
“I can’t do this”, “I can’t do that”, “that is impossible”, “he won’t be able to do fix it”, “I know her, she’s not capable of this work”. Have you ever heard these words come out from people surround you? Like friends, colleagues, family, or worst yourself? It’s a label that the world gives to you and you are listening, often when you put a label on someone or something, you create a limit - the label becomes a limitation. But here is the good news; YOU CAN BE WHATEVER YOU WANT TO BE OR DO WHATEVER YOU WANT, the thing is you need you free your mind first and focus on things that you want to achieve and I know, it might be not easy because people will still say stuff! Also, you need to know that people have the right to talk but you do have the right not to listen ;)
Here is 10-day Kwik Practice How to boost your brain! These tips are based on Jim Kwik’s book Limitless. It’s very practical and effective once you get it done, you’ll be able to feel the difference in yourself.
Day #1: Learn FASTER
Put this acronym FASTER into action on day one:
F stand for Forget: the key to laser focus is to remove or forget that which distracts you. There are three things you want to forget (at least temporarily)
What you already know
What’s not urgent
A stand for Act: traditional education has trained many people to think that learning is a passive experience. But learning is not a spectator sport. The human brain does not learn as much by consumption as it does by creation. Knowing that I want you to ask yourself if how you can become more active in your learning. Take notes. Do the exercises in this book.
S stand for State: your state of being is a current snapshot of your emotions. It is highly influenced by your thoughts (psychology) and the physical condition of your body (physiology). Change your posture or the depth of your breathing. Consciously choose states of joy, fascination, and curiosity.
T stand for Teach: if you want to cut your learning curve dramatically, learn with the intention of teaching the information to someone else.
E stand for Enter: if it’s not on your calendar, there’s a good chance it’s not getting done. Take out your calendar and enter blocks of time to invest in yourself, even if that’s only 10 or 15 minutes a day.
R stand for Review: you are better able to retain information by reviewing multiple spread-out sessions. Get in the habit of reflecting on your day and do a daily review of what you’ve learned.
Day #2: Kill Your ANTS
No no no, it’s not the animal trust me!
Identify the voices in your head that are focusing on what you can’t do - those Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTs). Start talking back to them. Remember, too, to discount those pesky LIEs: Limiting Ideas Entertained. And consistently check in your Belief System (BS). when you can find yourself thinking, ‘I always screw up this sort of thing, counter with, just because I haven’t always been good at this in the past doesn’t mean that I can’t be great at it now. How can I learn this?’ Don’t shrink what’s possible to fit your mind, expand your mind to fit what’s possible.
Day #3: Question Your Questions
Reflect on the power of dominant questions. You likely have one question you’re subconsciously asking yourself throughout the day. Identify this question and think about how you can change it to change your behaviour. Knowledge itself is not power, it only has the potential when you apply it. Start asking questions that will help you get the empowering answers you need throughout the day.
Day #4: Imagine What You Want the Most
Take a moment to write down all the disadvantages you will have when you don’t apply what you learn from this book. For example, you could write,
“I will have to keep studying hard and settle for the same mediocre results”
“I will continue to doubt myself.”
“I won’t be able to show up at my best for my loved ones”
“I won’t get a new job”
Now write down the advantages you will have when you apply what you learned, such as:
“I’ll be able to learn what I need to learn with confidence, get a great job I love, and make a lot of money so I can give back to the world”
“I will have more free time to exercise and get healthy, travel, and spend more time with my significant other”
Or something simple like, “I will finally have some free time just to get caught up and relax!”
Get specific. See it, feel it, believe in it, and then work it daily for it. Visualise your celebratory champagne moment.
Day #5: Consider your Purpose
The purpose is about how you relate to other people. Purpose is what you’re here to share with the world. What is your why? Think about who’s counting on you to be limitless. Is it your family? Your lover? Your friends? Colleagues? Neighbours? Get specific about how you can affect the lives of others when you show up 100%. You’ve found your purpose.
Day #6: Start a New Healthy Habit
Take small, simple steps to create one new healthy habit that will lead you to success. Make it part of your morning routine. You’ll never change your life until you decide to change something you do daily. Our daily decision and habits have a huge impact on both our levels of happiness and success. If you’re persistent you can achieve it, if you’re consistent you can keep it. Little by little can become a lot. Remember every professional once a beginner. Pick one new habit you will start doing today. How can you break it down into small, simple steps that you can do consistently each day?
Day #7: Give Your Brain Some Energy
Harness your energy to win each day. Eat one or more of these foods daily. Which one is your favourite, and why? Remember, what you eat matters, especially for your grey matters. Is what you’re eating energising you or depleting you? Write down some creative recipes you can make using the brain foods below:
Day #8: Optimise Your Study
Studying isn’t just for people in school. We’re all lifelong learners. Set the optimal state to study and learn. Remove distractions. Use the HEAR (Halt, Empathy, Anticipate, Review) method to watch a TED video you’re never seen before and practice your listening skills.
Day #9: Always Remember MOM
Before you begin any task, always check with your MOM (Motivation, Observation, Methods). Also, check with your why. what is your favourite motive for remembering that person’s name? What do you observe? Remember, most of your memory is not a retention issue; it’s an attention issue. Practice remembering the names of everyone you meet today by using the association technique. If you forget someone’s name, write down if it’s your motivation, observation, or the method that led you to forget that name. Then try it again with another person. You can practice this skill even when you’re shopping at a grocery store or walking through the street or watching television, or anything. Assign names to strangers you see and test how many you can remember.
Day #10: Embrace The Power of Reading
Set a daily reading goal, even if it’s just for 10 minutes a day. There’s power to reading and these benefits compound over time. The key is consistency. Pick a book you’ve been wanting to read, set a timer for 10 minutes, put away the distractions, and practice reading with a visual pacer. Then schedule your reading time for each day; put it in your calendar as an appointment with yourself. Leaders are readers. Reading is a great exercise for your mind. Remember, you can download decades of experience by reading just one book.
And those are the 10-day kwik start plans that are based on Limitless book by Jim Kwik. hope you enjoy reading and take an initiative to practice it! “Remember, Practice Makes Progress - Jim Kwik.” Also here is a gift for you www.LimitlessBook.com/resources if you want to become Limitless, that's free access to it.
Have a great Friyay lovely readers ;)
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