Speed Learning: Learn In Half The Time | Jim Kwik

How do you learn a subject or skill in half
the time? Let’s do this together. I want you to right now think of a subject
or skill that you just want to learn fast. You want to learn it rapidly at an accelerate
rate. You want to learn faster so you can achieve
faster. I want you to remember four letters. F-A-S-T. F-A-S-T. Fast. And the F stands for Forget. You’re like, “Jim, you’re this world class
memory expert. You’re this coach to all these celebrities
and CEOs. Why are you starting with forgetting?” You want to forget what you already know about
the subject so you can learn something brand new. Often a lot of people don’t learn faster because
they feel like their cup is full and they feel like they know it already. So always remember to start with a beginner’s
mind. I would also say forget about what’s going
on in the world and anything that’s not urgent or important in your world because if you
try to think about things that are going on and be present you can’t do that. And you’re only using a fraction of your own
potential if you’re distracted. I would also say forget about your limitations
because you don’t know what you don’t know. Often people will see me on stage memorize
a hundred peoples’ names or a hundreds words, numbers backwards and forwards, and I always
tell you I don’t do this to impress you. I do this to express to you what’s really
possible because the truth is you could do it, too. Regardless your age, your background, your
education. You’re just not taught how to do it. If anything you were taught a lie. A lie that somehow your intelligence, your
memory, your learning is somehow fixed like your shoe size but we know that your learning
is absolutely limitless. So set your limitation aside and forget about
them. The A in FAST stands for Active. What do I mean by active? If you feel overloaded with too much to learn
in too little time…like do you have books on your shelf you haven’t read yet? You get more than 10 emails a day? You listen to podcasts? There’s so much information out there but
if you feel like you’re stressed, like you can’t keep up, here’s the thing. It’s not your fault. You know why? It’s because we all grew up with a 20th century
education that prepared us for a 20th century world, which at the turn of the century was
working in factories and farms. But now we live in an age of autonomous electric
cars and spaceships that are going to Mars, but our vehicle of choice when it comes to
learning is like a horse and buggy. And one of the challenges is our schools trained
us to be very passive. Sit quietly by yourself, be lectured to, just
consume information but your brain doesn’t learn based on consumption. It learns through creation and so learning
is not a spectator sport. You have to get involved. You have to take great notes. You have to ask lots of questions. There’s so many things you can do to be more
active. The S in FAST stands for State. What do I mean by state? I mean the current mood of your mind and your
body because here’s the key to a better memory. Information combined with emotion becomes
a long-term memory. Information combined with emotion becomes
a long-term memory. What do I mean by that? Is there a song or fragrance or a food that
could take you back to when you were a child? Of course because information combined with
that emotion becomes a long-term memory. The challenge back in school was what was
the driving emotion you had back in school? For most people they were bored, right, and
if you times anything by zero what do you get? You get zero. So most people don’t remember what they learned
back in school because of the state. Remember this: All learning is state dependent. All learning is state dependent. That if you want to learn more, control your
state. Now who’s in control of your state? You are because you are a thermostat. You’re not a thermometer. What do I mean by that? What does a thermometer do? A thermometer reacts to the environment. It reflects what the environment is giving
it and so we are all thermometers at some point and that effects our state, right? We react to the weather. We react to the economy. We react to how people treat us but in reality
where’s the locus of focus? Who has the control? You do because you’re a thermostat. A thermostat is different, right? A thermostat sets a vision. It sets a goal. It sets a standard and what happens to the
environment? The environment raises to meet that thermostat
and for you, you want to identify with the thermostat and the most important thing that
you want to have control over is how you feel. I remember recently I got to juice two of
my superheroes together. I talk about superheroes because I grew up
with learning challenges from a brain injury. I taught myself how to read. It took me three years longer how to read. I taught myself how to read by reading comic
books late at night. Something about the superhero story really
brought it to life for me and recently I got to juice two of my superheroes together. It was Sir Richard Branson and Stan Lee. Stan Lee. Not Stanley. Stan Lee. The co-creators of Spiderman, Avengers, X-Men,
Fantastic Four and I remember asking Stan Lee, I said, “Stan, who’s your favorite superhero?” And he says, “Iron Man.” And he says, “Jim, who’s your favorite superhero?”
and he had this Spiderman tie. I posted it on Instagram and I was like, “Spiderman.” And without a pause he went, “With great power
comes great responsibility.” With great power comes great responsibility. You’ve heard that, right? And I went to him, I said “Stan, you’re right. With great power comes great responsibility
and the opposite is also true. With great responsibility comes great power.” When we take responsibility for something,
we have great power to make it better and I think the most important responsibility
we have is controlling how we feel. How do you get into that state of curiosity? Of excitement? I mean that…who are the fastest learners
on the planet? They’re children, right? Children have this wonder. One of my favorite quotes is from Rumi. He says, “Trade your cleverness for bewilderment.” Trade your cleverness for bewilderment. And finally the T in FAST, if you want to
learn any subject or skill faster, learn it as if you’re going to teach it to somebody
else. Because when you’re learning it to teach it
then you’re going to pay attention differently. Then you’re going to make it your own. Then you’re going to remember it differently
because here’s the thing, when you teach something you get to learn it twice. Hi, my name is Jim Kwik and growing up I was
labeled the boy with the broken brain with all these learning challenges and disabilities. And I went from that to become the world’s
leading memory and brain coach for the world’s top universities, CEOs, and celebrities. Over the past 25 years I’ve developed all
these strategies and techniques to unleash the power of your super brain. I want to share these techniques and methods
with you. I hope you’ll join me. ♪ [music] ♪

100 thoughts on “Speed Learning: Learn In Half The Time | Jim Kwik

  • Unleash your speed learning superpowers! How would use them for good? Share in the comments below 😀
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  • I signed up for Real Estate class and after I passed the test class, I didn't pass my computer exam and I have to take the class again. I don't want to be in class again, but I have to.

  • This came up between the java programming videos i was watching, didnt expect to end up watching the whole thing

  • Information + emotion = long term memory, wow, I've always been very unemotional, and I remember very little 😀

  • A comment with a lot of brotherly love and respect
    Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? THe worlds fullest duality healer can heal body and soul both? Did he take the place of Lord Jesus who is the only one who can heal the ill begotten soul?

    [Mathew 15: 19] “For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies”:

    Only God can heal the soul from sins. [Luke 5: 2] And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?

    Who is Lord Jesus? [Revelation 21:6] “Lord Jesus Christ is the ALPHA and the OMEGA, the CAUSE of the CREATIONAL BEGINNING, the CAUSATION OF CREATION, the SUPREME and UPMOST PURPOSE FOR ALL CREATIONS

    Do not ever complain to Lord Jesus at His Second Coming that He did not care enough to send someone to warn you of your philosophies that will allwow the devil upon the exit of your soulds from the body to claim your souls for all eternity!

    Lord Jesus did not come to teach philosophically but THERAPEUTICALLY.(TO CURE MAN FROM SIN)

    The term "Orthodox Psychotherapy" does not refer to specific cases of people suffering from psychological problems of neurosis. Rather it refers to all people, for it is the darkening of the “nous” (mind) a condition disabling man to ever have communion (PERSON to person) with God.


    You are free to do as you like

    God bless

  • Sir in one of the video you told that our thoughts are our brain's program and our brain is a super computer. Whatever program I will make and execute the mind will give result according to that. So when I will be thinking about forgetting what I have studied till now so my question is this that will it result in actual forgetting of past studied things then it should be of no avail.

  • F – This was new to me
    A – I realized this some months ago, when I wanted excel in class response
    S – I did this(information + emotion ) instinctively (without realising it(so do you probably)
    T – Yep. I did that too( to my unlucky friend)

  • alguien me podria dar el precio de este curso porque estoy viendo su pagina y no encuentro en ningun lado el costo de esto porque resulta que tengo que inscribirme para saber cuanto es el curso. gracias ! 😀


  • Your brain learns through creation! So true! I like to click into various people’s YouTube pages that comment. Sadly many people post no content. I just started posting weekly videos after growing a podcast to 25k monthly downloads in a year. My learning has been exponential now that I summarize what I learn and teach it to others! 🔥

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  • Jim Kwik I don't know who told you that when you're 9, but you change that insults to inspiration.
    Thanks for teach us to do that in our lives .

  • Please tell me names the books you read in 6o days when you came out of hospital, when you were around 18.

  • why I tried to listen and watch your videos or conferences, because I want to learn from you, how to develop my reading skills, I want to read couple o books that i have in my library, but when I come to your videos, you speak SO FAST, and a LOT of information that, its hard for me to focus. I speak Spanish, and read and understand English, I speak a little bit. why that happen to me? :/

  • Hey guys, I came here because I would love your feedback on something and it is relevant to this type of video. I recently put together a little guide on everything I've learned on Efficient Learning, and I'd love for some of you to read it and give me feedback. Sounds good? Reply and I'll get in touch with you! – thanks

  • Yeah it’s true. Teaching helps you learn twice and you make it your own. I’m learning tajweed (the art of how to recite the Quran properly). I’ve already helped a fellow student understand a rule that she didn’t understand from the teacher’s explanation. It’s a great feeling and when it came to me, it enhanced my knowledge of it in a way never before.

  • I agree that "state" is very important. Because we can be concertrated deeply. But mentioned " we cant handle a lot of information” is relating to our enducation style. I dont agree this thought. It should refer to experience and strategy. Only good memory can't handle this mess. Finally I still think video sipirit me.

  • Dear Mr. Kwik, I would just like to thank you very much. You just summarized a lot of strategies and useful informations such as the importance of the state of mind, to learn very well and fast. And you did this in under 6 minutes.

  • OMG! Now I want to go back in time re-do school and re-write my exams with my current mindset.
    Why don't schools upgrade their teaching game? – I mean I quite literally wanted to hang myself every morning waking up to go to school.
    The number one factor motivating children to go to school is 'meeting up with the class-mates, friends and new people' and not actually to 'learn'.

    MindValley team you need to run the school systems globally!
    I'm not necessarily saying "close down the current schools by opening new ones", I am saying "communicate to the school and have them change their teaching systems, teaching methods, motivating factors, create total engagement and maximize learning probabilities and reduce learning time (or learning curve). Teach them how to teach.
    Perhaps then the next generations won't have to endure such agonizing school environments and waste young, fresh ages of their lives.

    I enjoyed school, but I would have enjoyed it WAY better.

  • I think that by hearing, reading, saying what you have learned out loud, then writing what you have learned done and finally repeating these steps at least 5 times will allow for you to learn so much quicker than normal.

  • I am a firm believer of the philosophy of flow, few in the world can comprehend the teaching without words, or understand the value of non-action.

    The human brain is far more complex than we think, we already have all the gears to accomplish tasks, people do things naturally like you don’t need to think how to swing your arms and legs so that you are balanced while walking. I personally struggle with rumination and depression, all these Ted-talks and ways to do things are intoxicating our brain. You don’t really need meditation to empty your mind, your body is programmed to fall asleep or zone out when your brain needs a rest. You don’t really need to know Maslow’s Hierarchy to achieve self-actualization. Researchers in 20’s believed that you should never kiss or hug your baby, people in 60’s considered bilingualism as a handicap, people 50 years in the future might think that we are so stupid to try so hard finding ways to do things.

  • Saw this in an ad, thought it was another crappy "Get smart/rich/whatever quick" ad… But now I feel like this ad was a public service. I'm glad I watched the whole thing. Thank you!

  • Stop advertising this shit! Tired of this shit! Every fucking video has to somehow start with this guy trying to teach me things! Fuck YouTube Algorithm

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