Unlocking Your Brain’s Hidden Potential

Posted on 11. Aug, 2007 by in Accelerated Learning, Creativity, exams, Study tools

When you are given a project in school or at work, do you immediately make a step-by-step list of the tasks that you should perform in order to complete the project? Or, do you do everything that you can randomly and just try to organize and put together the project in the end, when you gathered have enough material?

If you have chosen the first option, then you may not be making the most of your mind’s potential. Making a linear, step-by-step list of the things that you need to do in order to accomplish a goal is much like how a computer’s ‘brain’ works.

On the other hand, if you have chosen the second option, then you have a wider array of choices when it comes to the paths that you can take to achieve your goal, since this is basically how mind mapping works.

Mind mapping is a concept or technique wherein your thinking process will be externally reflected in the form of an illustration or diagram. This was developed by Tony Buzan, who, in his web site www.imindmap.com, encourages people to “unleash the remaining 99% of their brain” through mind mapping.

This concept essentially follows the natural way that the human brain works. For example, when you think of or visualize the color red, your brain instinctively associates the word ‘red’ with apple, blood, cherries, a scarlet shirt that you may have worn at one time – anything that is associated with the color is what comes to your mind instead of just the word itself. So, from just one root word, your brain will immediately associate it with other words to broaden the scope of the topic.

This natural working of the brain, when illustrated on paper, is mind mapping. You can start by writing in the center of a piece of paper one word, representing one idea. From there – through the process of association – you can come up with several branches which all connect to your central idea.

The relationship between the main idea and all the branches that will stem out from the central theme is how the end process will look like. With mind mapping, you can organize your thoughts more coherently, new ideas will be better expressed and developed, you can retain information faster because of the fact that visual illustrations that you mapped out yourself is easier to remember than any list – all these and more are the benefits of mind mapping.

Aside from these benefits, there are hundreds of instances at work and in your home life where you can make use of the process of mind mapping to maximize your brain’s potential and save you a lot of time and effort when planning.

15 Responses to “Unlocking Your Brain’s Hidden Potential”

  1. kashmira

    12. Aug, 2007

    really its very helpful to studying well
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    14. Aug, 2007

    Your web is very informative,I however have three questions:

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  3. Nhlakanipho

    14. Aug, 2007

    George, I really wanna thank you for your articles you keep sending to me- they have revolutionized the way I see assignmentd, essays and projects. You boosted my academic comfidence. Thank you

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  4. DINA

    14. Sep, 2008

    How is the best way to retain information – I am 52 years old and still have problems retaining info even at work…its a very frustrating problem because I know in my heart I am a smart person I just can’t remember things unless I go over and over it and eventually by repetition it will become very easy for me…thank you dina case

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  5. Daniel Huago

    20. Nov, 2009

    I am a boy of 19 year of age and i study i find it difficult to keep or store what i study,and sometimes when i study today the following day i get it and even can keep information in my brain for a long time.

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  6. Daniel Huago

    20. Nov, 2009

    How can my brain help me to study effectively as a secondary student.

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  7. Adam Atiyeh

    05. Aug, 2010

    keep up the great work God Bless you just made the world a better place

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  8. samira

    17. Nov, 2010

    your information is really helpful.thank you

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  9. Avis Maxwell

    23. Dec, 2010

    I am a boy of 19 year of age and i study i find it difficult to keep or store what i study,and sometimes when i study today the following day i get it and even can keep information in my brain for a long time.

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    30. Dec, 2010

    HEY i already know this as named as brain mapping.one question ,is any way to detect our actual way in our life?,i mean a profession that theoretically as well as piratically suit for me which squeeze my maximum efficiency

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  11. joseph

    02. Jun, 2011

    Thank you very much for your articles you have been sending me.

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  12. Rozell

    21. Jun, 2011

    My IQ is so high it couldn’t be determinded. I beat the IQ test which is a feat of godly proportions that I’m beyond proud about. I just wish others can beat the IQ test the world would be a smarter and better place.

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  13. Chii

    08. Dec, 2011

    True wisdom is acquired in Holiness 🙂

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    28. Dec, 2011

    Hey i am 14 years boy i just feel good and i really use to do whatever you tell. And do you know sir i am feeling like a child of yours.

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  15. Pave

    14. Feb, 2012

    Georg I never knew where I would be right now If I didnt buy Your Package. I mean You helped me Unlock my Brains Potential, Given me good study habbits and techniques.
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