Unlimited Memory: (Ultra Condensed Cliffnotes #25)

Unlimited Memory: Kevin Horsley notes by Kingston S. Lim

Below are my personal notes of Unlimited Memory. These highlights were what I used to write my personal development book, Wiser Next Week, a condensation of many different self improvement books.

The Case for Memorized Knowledge

  • Would you hire someone based on their ability to find information through a search engine? Or would you rather have someone with information available without hesitation
    • Would you allow a surgeon to operate on you if they continually refer to a manual?

  • Most people don’t realize that using doubtful phrases on themselves become subpar standards. These standards become expectations, and in the end become self fulfilling prophecies. 
  • When you’re multitasking, you’re switching between tasks, semi attending, not every effective

Bringing Information to Life:

  • When seeing information as an image in your mind, you can easily access it and improve your understanding. 
  • Turn images into mind movies and increase memory and comprehension, use sight, sound, touch, taste and smell. 
  • The SEE Principle:
    • S-Senses, use Sight, Sound, Touch, Taste and Smell to enhance life experiences. 
    • E– Exaggeration: (ie. visualize a strawberry the size of a house)
    • E– Energize: Give your picture action, make it vivid and colorful, use adjectives
  • Make a silly picture and really SEE it 
  • The greatest secret to a powerful memory is to bring information to life with your powerful memory 


  • Accelerated learning requires superior organization
  • Use your body or car, and associate one piece of information with it via the SEE principle.
    • Ex. Healthy Foods Lists Using Your Car and SEE
      • Imagine a big apple on the front grid of your car
      • You stab a carrot into the bonnet, mash it in
      • You see grainy bread on the windscreen that damaged your wipers
      • Inside the car, you see dried fruit smashed into the dashboard
      • You take a seat and squash a bunch of blueberries and strawberries
      • Your passenger laughs so you throw an egg in their face. 
      • You then pour gazillions of nuts and seeds into the back seat
      • As you step out of the vehicle, you notice a gigantic orange on top of the roof
      • You walk to the back and notice broccoli and brussel sprouts in your exhaust pipe
      • You open up the trunk and its overflowing with fish
      • You kick the flat tire and notice its made of sweet potatoes
    • Ex. Memorizing Abstract Concepts With Your Body:
      • Imagine your feet standing atop a burning hot light bulb (Creative Intelligence)
      • Your knees are tied with a purse, which causes you to trip and fall (Personal Intelligence)
      • A party is going on your thighs with dancing and loud music (Social Intelligence)
      • Next there is a glowing halo around your hips (Spiritual Intelligence)
      • You’re also doing sit ups with Michelangelo chipping away at your abs forming a six pack (Physical Intelligence)
      • Your hands touch a hot stove, you burn yourself, then place your hands in a freezer (Sensual Intelligence)
      • You see words leaving your mouth (Verbal Intelligence)
      • And a spaceship fly up your nose (Spatial Intelligence)
      • Out of your ears floats a thought cloud with an algebraic formula (Numeric Intelligence)
    • Rhyming Pegs
      • Use numbers or alphabets and find a rhyming noun (ie. one-bun, two-shoe, three-tree)
      • Form it into your long term memory
      • Associate new info with your pegs using the SEE principle
    • The Journey Method
      • Use objects in your daily life and use the SEE principle to associate new information
      • This method allows for thousands of available storage places
  • Learning is connecting new information with old information
  • Create Stories to Remember Information

Ex. List of the first 12 US Presidents

  • Imagine you’re washing a tin. 
  • Suddenly it develops a huge Adam’s apple. 
  • A chef and her son rip it out to make medicine
  • They give it to Marilyn Monroe who also grows an Adams apple
  • Michael Jackson sees it and runs away in fear
  • He jumps into a van with beer driven by a sun, a very hairy sun. 
  • The sun is a bad driver and hits a tiler tiling a polka dot wall. 
  • A tailor stops by to measure the dead body for a coffin fitting
  1. Washington (washing a tin)
  2. Adams (Adam’s apple)
  3. Jefferson (chef and her son)
  4. Madison (medicine)
  5. Monroe (Marilyn Monroe)
  6. Adams (Adam’s apple)
  7. Jackson (Michael Jackson)
  8. Van Buren (van with beer)
  9. Harrison (hairy sun)
  10. Tyler (tiler)
  11. Polk (Polka dot)
  12. Taylor (tailor)
  • A whole book can be condensed and easily referenced by creating a vivid, store and really SEE it. 
    • Create the story and learn it backward and forward to really understand it. 
    • Pick out the key words and create a story

Remembering Names

  • Repeat the name when first introduced, use he name in the conversation
  • Connect the name to a known image
    • Cave-in to the demands of the hairy cop (Kevin)
    • The king of tin deserves a crown made of tin (Kingston)
  • If you know someone with the same name, compare the new person’s face with the known person
  • To now that if even one life breathes easier because you existed, that is success

If these brief notes, peaked your interest in Unlimited Memory, you can check it out on Amazon here.

And be sure to check out my book, Wiser Next Week.

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