We all have at our disposal one of the most powerful tools known to man but most of us do not know how to utilize that power. I am talking about the human brain. The brain has the capabilities of remembering 10 billion encyclopedia pages of information. That is 300,000 pages a day, every day for over 90 years.
Our brain is the key to getting the best grades in school, getting into a good college, getting a job and promotions within that job, having emotional and financial security, and keeping us young as we begin to age. Yet, the brain never comes close to reaching its potential, the reason why is we never learn how to empower it.
If you figure the typical school year is about 180 days and the average American child is in school for 13 years from kindergarten through high school and the average school day is six hours long, children are in school for over 14,000 hours. What if we took 20 minutes out of each school day and taught kids how to master four very important learning skills: focus, mind organization, memory, and creative thinking, teaching and enhancing a different skill each day. By the time students graduated high school they would have had almost 200 hours each of learning how to focus, how to organize their thoughts, learn how to memorize information for tests, and how to think outside the box. But, we do not do that because our education system is structured solely on what to learn, but they never teach how to learn. And even though people exercise and eat healthier as they get older to keep their body fit, many people stop learning once they get out of school and never develop these vitally important skills. In my upcoming book The Power of Forgetting I encourage everyone to be lifelong learners so you can accomplish all your goals and give yourself the best chance to succeed.