I’m posting today to ask for help. I’ve just recently (2 days ago) finished my major system peg list of 110 images. I used, for the majority of them, the major system phonetic code. So, they’d easily translate the number into the image like 32 would be MooN. So, most of them are phonetically created. And some of them I just couldn’t think of anything so I randomly assigned it a image, like 16 I couldn’t think of anything so I just made 16 a laptop. And some of them are easy like 07 would be James Bond and 95 would be Lightning McQueen. But, as I’ve been trying to master on memorising these to move on to placement of these images for storage of information, I’ve come across an issue.
As I’ve assigned these images to the numbers, I can’t see these as I’m going back and forth to get the number/image. Say, for example, it took me a whole 2 minutes to think what 07 was. It was clearly an obvious one for which I couldn’t even see it. I’m clearly stupid because I’m looking at these the wrong way. Furthermore, if I see a laptop, I don’t visualise 16. I just can’t visualise any of the numbers whenever I see these objects nor can I visualise the objects when I see their numbers. I can’t visualise James Bond when I see 07. I can’t visualise 32 when I see the MooN. It’s like I’m thinking too much for the simple things that I created. And one of my favourite ones is 90, which is a BuS. And I couldn’t even think of BuS when 90 popped up while I was quizzing myself.
It’s like I’m visualising the WORD bus, not the bus itself. Same goes for 16, I see the word laptop, but not a single laptop pops up in my head. I don’t know how to put it in terms, but let’s say it’s like this: Treat my number as if it was a spanish word, and the translation of that word is my object/image. So, say for example, ‘Las manos’ would be my number. And translating that would give me ‘hands’. But, it’s like this is a quiz. When I take a spanish quiz in class, and I try to think what Las manos would be, my mind just sees what the word on my practise paper was, like “Las manos=Hands”. I’d see the word ‘hands’, but I won’t see a visual hand anywhere and if I can’t do this, I can’t convert the numbers to visual images in my head, to place them in my palace. I can see what the word for that number would be, but an image just won’t pop up for a number. This is my problem.
I apologise for such a lengthy post, but this has been bothering me so much and I just thought to clear it out by making my suffering as clear as possible so it could be understood and maybe some help in return would be given. If you have any advise for me—anything—it is highly appreciated!
I remain, Your’s Sincerely,