A Few Simple Tricks to Ramp up Your Brainpower

Continue learning, improve memory, and focus better in a short time

Jim Farina


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Life is challenging these days. Whether learning another language, taking up an instrument, or jumping into a new hobby, stimulating our brains is a great way to redirect our focus from much of the external gloom and doom surrounding us and threatening our well-being.

I discovered an interesting read with some great learning tips on unleashing your inner genius. The author is Jim Kwik, and the book is called Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life

There are many great lessons and exercises to share. Here are three of my favorite tips in areas I struggle with myself.

You have the power to change your brain

The difficulty I have with writing isn’t the writing itself. It’s not finding the time or developing ideas for an article. It’s not the discipline required to get my butt in the chair to write every day.

My biggest struggle with writing comes from feeling inadequate when I compare my progress to other accomplished writers. I easily fall into the trap of thinking I’m not as good as they are. I’ll never master the skills, build the following, get into the prominent publications, and earn the money these other writers make.

It’s not the right way to measure growth and can prevent us from reaching our full potential. It puts everything in perspective when I reframe my thinking and compare my writing development from where I began and where I am today. I can see I’ve made measurable progress. I’ve reached many publishing goals, too.

Some beginner writers might even look to me and what I’ve accomplished as inspiration. The message is that a simple thinking shift can change the story.

In my case, it changed my inner narrative from being a failure to a success. Our brain is highly neuroplastic. That is to say, throughout our life, it changes — a lot. We have more control over the direction it takes than we might think.

Our brains don’t reach full capacity and then go downhill from there