Brain Tip of the Week: Unlearn

superheroyou Brain Tip of the Week- Unlearn

When I was a kid, there wasn’t a lot to do when I visited my grandparents’ house. So I entertained myself by playing on their old typewriter — and inventing a two-finger typing method while I was at it. So when we started learning typing at school, at first I was the fastest kid in class. But that quickly changed as the other kids started getting much faster than I was. I thought this was so unfair because they were using 10 fingers, AKA 5 times more fingers than I was. So I had to work 5 times harder.

The above story shows the epitome of working hard versus working smart. It’s why my Brain Tip of the Week (ironically) is to unlearn.

Have you ever heard of the Law of 21? This rule states that it takes about 21-30 days to develop a habit – or unlearn a negative one.

Think about it this way: how you sculpt your day sculpts your life, and your days are sculpted by your habits. After all, a habit is just a set of learned beliefs and learned actions around that belief. So whether it’s the habit of how you eat or how you learn, you make your habits and then your habits make you.

That’s why it’s so important to unlearn poor thinking and learning habits — so you can replace them with new, better ones instead. But if you’re stuck thinking that typing with two fingers is better than typing with then, you’ll constantly work harder instead of smarter.

So start this week by committing to constantly improve and upgrade your learning skills — even if it means unlearning a method you’ve learned for years. Keep an open mind! You never know what you might learn.

Want to boost your brain even more? Get more brainpower and memory tips HERE!

Written by Jim Kwik

When I was a kid, there wasn’t a lot to do when I visited my grandparents’ house. So I entertained myself by playing on their old typewriter — and inventing a two-finger typing method while I was at it. So when we started learning typing at school, at first I was the fastest kid in class. But that quickly changed as the other kids started getting much faster than I was. I thought this was so unfair because they were using 10 fingers, AKA 5 times more fingers than I was. So I had to work 5 times harder.

The above story shows the epitome of working hard versus working smart. It’s why my Brain Tip of the Week (ironically) is to unlearn.

Have you ever heard of the Law of 21? This rule states that it takes about 21-30 days to develop a habit – or unlearn a negative one.

Think about it this way: how you sculpt your day sculpts your life, and your days are sculpted by your habits. After all, a habit is just a set of learned beliefs and learned actions around that belief. So whether it’s the habit of how you eat or how you learn, you make your habits and then your habits make you.

That’s why it’s so important to unlearn poor thinking and learning habits — so you can replace them with new, better ones instead. But if you’re stuck thinking that typing with two fingers is better than typing with then, you’ll constantly work harder instead of smarter.

So start this week by committing to constantly improve and upgrade your learning skills — even if it means unlearning a method you’ve learned for years. Keep an open mind! You never know what you might learn.

Want to boost your brain even more? Get more brainpower and memory tips HERE!

Written by Jim Kwik

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