A new album will soon upon us! "A Thousand Different Ways!" to be released September 19th! And on it's heels the challenge of no less than 14 new acronmyms to commit to memory.
I know!.. the mere thought of it gives me a migraine. But the fact is that needing to learn them is inevitable!
The mind is a funny thing, however. Much funnier than we sometimes give it credit for. There is so much in there that goes unexercised. Flabby, if you will. Sometimes it's just a matter of overcoming the laziness. For example:
When was the last time you got tired of looking up a phone number that you call EVERY DAY? So finally you said to yourself... "Self... Just take 2 minutes out of your life and memorize the freaking number!" And guess what? I'll bet you never had to look up that number ever, ever again. Am I correct?
Another funny thing about the mind is it's ability to conjur up an image in relation to a series of alphas that have no resemblence to the image itself. Try this one:
See? I'll bet you saw a picture in your mind just then, didn't you?
Now try these:
So anyway, I thought I'd try to be proactive and get myself to the gym, as it were...
And so I've created this little tool. And simple as it may seem, it will work for you if you commit yourself to spending just a little time with it each day. And then when September 19th rolls around you will be READY.
Here are the easy instructions:
- Click on each picture to make it big and save to your computer.
- Paste them together back to back making sure the grids are aligned. (You can do this by placing the pages back to back and holding them up to the light...)
- Laminate for durability.
- Cut along the lines.
- Oh heck, you know how it works.
Of course some things are easier to commit to memory than others. For example: With hardly any effort at all I am now seeing this picture in my sleep...