‘Your learning ability decides your earning capacity’ - Nishant Kasibhatla
Nishant Kasibhatla, the Guinness Record Holder in Memory (2011) and a Peak Mental Performance Expert demonstrated the mindblowing ability of a brain to memorise where he memorised 30 digits randomly provided by an audience member in a minute. We’ve invited Nishant to speak at the ILS Do Good Grow Better event.
Nishant explained what having a ‘good memory’ would require and the misconceptions of what a good memory entails. He noted down these points:
Firstly, to demonstrate why having ‘the right mindset’ is important, he revealed that at the beginning, he could only memorise 20 words and was often viewed as the person with the ‘lousiest memory’. However, Nishant did not give up and persevered, increasing the amount of digits he could memorise each day until he managed to hit a record of memorising 1944 digits in total.
He concluded that after each attempt, he did not learn any other new skills to help him with his memory and that it was purely due to his mindset and perseverance. Nishant believes that success comes with the ability to learn, which can be expanded as long as we adopt the right mindset.
Secondly, Nishant noted that there are 3 main parts to our memory process.
This is where attention comes in.
Nishant emphasises that in order for the 3 part memory process to take place effectively, we must give our 100% attention at the point of learning.
Nishant also criticises the idea of multitasking, highlighting how multitasking leads to a lower attention span and decreased learning.
Nishant then introduced the 50-1-0 rule that he uses to maximise productivity and attention:
- 50 stands for 50 undisrupted minutes that we set to be in full focus.
- 1 stands for the ONE single task that we plan to do in that 50 minutes
- 0 stands for zero disruptions while we are focusing in that 50 minutes
Third, Nishant recommends using the association technique where we link the information that we already know to the information we want to remember.An example he shared:
- For instance, in order to remember the word ‘hegemony’ which is defined as a preponderant influence or authority over others, Nishant associates the meaning to power and money.
He realised that hegemony also sounds like ‘huge money’, tying the word and its meaning together.
Thus, associating ideas together in our own creative way based on the information that we already know makes it easier for us to memorise things.
In order for memory to really improve, such skills mentioned above must be applied with consistency. Moreover, Nishant emphasises the importance of deep learning which must be paired with reviewing and recalling information.
As long as these skills are consistently practised, he assures us that memorisation will become second nature to us and we will be able to apply these techniques intuitively.
In conclusion, Nishant views learning capacity as something that can be increased or stretched, and that only with a change of mindset and proper techniques that we are able to fully and efficiently utilise our brain capacity.
If you are interested to learn more about Nishant’s work, visit his website here.
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