How To Memorize Anything. Part 1) Napoleonís Secret Method For Memorizing Names

Written by Sten Andersen

What wasrepparttar name of that beautiful girl? Her soft lips spokerepparttar 150101 name only hours ago; today, you are totally clueless.


The Most Importan Word In The Language

Do you know whatrepparttar 150102 most important word inrepparttar 150103 language is to most people? Yup, their name. Their brains are highly tuned torepparttar 150104 sound of their own name, and it pulsates with delight when it is allowed to recognize that magical word.

So Why Donít You Give It To Them?

You shouldnít be surprised then, to learn that most successful people are extremely good at remembering peoplesí names. Xenophon, Washington and Napoleon are said to have knownrepparttar 150105 names of every one of their soldiers. Pericles knewrepparttar 150106 face and name of every citizen in Athens. Even back inrepparttar 150107 day, that was quite a number of people.

Why Is It So Difficult To Remember A Name?

If names are so important to us, then why are they so difficult to remember? Now here is an unpopular fact: It is because they are boring -- to everyone butrepparttar 150108 owner. In most Western societes, most names donít mean anything. You canít see most names in front of your minds eye. Of course, some names you will remember by association to other people you know who bearsrepparttar 150109 same name. When you meet a girl whoís name isrepparttar 150110 same as your ex-wifeís, youíre likely to remember what that new girl is called. But usually, we donít have any pegs like that to hang a personís name on, so we forget it.

Meditation - Easy Tools for Success

Written by GiGi Konwin

Do you want to learn how to meditate? Have you tried to meditate but you keep falling asleep? Or you're not sure you are doing it right? Do you keep thinking about other things while you are trying to "clear your mind"?

First you need to decide what type of meditation you want to do. There are basically two types of meditation - active and passive. Passive meditation is clearingrepparttar mind of all thoughts. You can then allow your "inner voice" or "minds eye" to speak to you. Passive meditation is good for reducing stress, increasing creativity, or just getting in some quiet time.

Active meditation is when you keep your mind active by working on a particular problem in your life or focusing on accomplishing certain goals you have set. Using affirmations while meditating are particularly helpful in this area.

There are many simple techniques to help you meditate. You may have read about them already. They include breathing techniques, repeating mantras, sitting up so you don't fall asleep and visualizing certain objects. These are all good techniques and will help you accomplish reaching that alpha brain wave level necessary for meditation.

However, for a beginner, it can be frustrating, especially if you are not sure that you are reachingrepparttar 150100 alpha level. There are tools available that can help you. The easiest way to get started is with guided meditation cds. These recordings may have background music or binaural beats designed to help your brain get torepparttar 150101 alpha level. Most of them will have a relaxation exercise. These are useful for passive meditation.

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