My goals are pretty… numerous, I guess. One thing that makes my memory “situation” special is I suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2013 and so I have serious neurological challenges when it comes to making new memories/my short-term memory is…“not good”, I guess would be one way to put it. But I’ve basically spent an insane amount of hours practicing memory techniques, reading about memory and neuroscience, trying to modify my diet to be optimized for neural health, and excercising physically and doing yoga (physical activity and mental health are very intimately interwoven, we all should bear in mind).
I’ve recently mostly memorized the entirety of MLK Jr’s “I have a dream” speech, using multiple methods (listening to it one billion times, basically, so I can “hear it” in my mind), but also printing it out and dividing it into sections and recording myself reading it aloud, etc.
Also I just recently decided to start trying to use constellations kind of like memory palaces, or maybe more like a link or peg system, I guess, not exactly sure what the best way to describe it is. Basically having the stars in a constellation be loci.
Also, I’d like to memorize all the presidents of the US, in order, which I think shouldn’t take very long at all if I just jump into it…
One more thing that I’ve actually spent a ton of time on is creating a chessboard with mnemonic stations for all of the squares, using Harry Lorayne’s phonetic alphabet (although I’m not sure if he is the actual original creator); 1 =T/D, 2 = S, 3 = M, 4 = R, etc. Not sure how much everyone/anyone knows about chess, but obviously it’s an 8x8 grid, and I figured if I can attach the right images to each square on the board, that would be a pretty good memory platform.