Help finding a specific memory goal for 30 days

Hey guys! I’ve been lurking around the forums a bit and eventually decided to make an account. I want to get into advanced memorization but I want to find a concrete goal to achieve this. To be honest, I’ve been a bit overwhelmed learning about things like the Dominic system, PAO, method of Loci, and I’m not sure how to apply these.

Ideally I’m looking for something tangible to learn in 30 days with a clear path to get there. I’ve thought about using memorizing a deck of cards as the goal, but maybe you guys can suggest something better,

So - if someone could recommend a starting point and something that is challenging but doable within a month (I’ll spend time every day on it), I would be super thankful!

Thanks guys!

Memorizing a deck of cards is a good goal. Or maybe try numbers – pi is a fun exercise.

Have you seen the memory challenges page? That has some ideas for memorization tasks.

a starting point I would take is the method of loci and memory palaces (both practically the same), after that you can build on. So first build a memory palace.

Dominic/Major/Category systems are a good second step. Pick one you like, and use that one to build a list of people to use as images for the two digit numbers 00 to 99. All three are means to the same goal, the 00-99 images, but take a different route getting you there. Choose whichever one you prefer.

Those two things are a decent start, for a goal, try memorizing 100 digits in 5 minutes before the end of the 30 days. :slight_smile:

I recommend cards or thinking about an area of knowledge that will make a huge difference in your life right now.

For example, if you’re working in accounting, what are the top ten formulas that would make your work faster if you had them in memory? If you’re in medicine, what are the top ten drugs you have to keep looking up all the time?

Put those kinds of things in your practice drills and you’ll really start to feel the magic of memory in your life. Cards are great for developing speed and creativity, but at the end of the day, these techniques can create much more immediate positive effects. :slight_smile: