I JUMPEED into the first railway compartment which seemed empty: my eyes fell on a book left on the seat by a previous passenger.
I took it up absent-mindedly and ran through the first lines. Five minutes later I was reading it as eagerly as a clue to a hidden treasure. I learned that everyone’s metnort is capable of fantastic feats ; that an ordinary person if he has taught himself to control the way in which his brain stores impressions can memorize accurately long and complicated lists of facts after reading them over only once or tw ice. I thought I would test the truth of the statement.
1 took a timetable out of my suitcase and began reading quietly in the manner prescribed, the names of about one hundred railway stations. I observed that, after reading them over a few times, I could recite the whole list off with hardly a mistake. With a little more practice l found I had committed them so completely to memory that 1 could remember them in the reverse order and even pick out one station from the list and say which number it was, and what were the names of the towns before and after it.
I was astonished at the memory 1 had acquired and spent the rest of my journey on more and more difficult experiments in memory, and reflecting how this new control I was achieving over my mind would materially help me to a greater success in life. After this, I worked hard at this wonderful memory system, and within a week I found 1 could recall passages from books and quote them w ith ease ; names, addresses and business appointments were remembered immediately ; and in four months I had succeeded in learning Spanish.
If l have obtained from life a measure of wealth and happiness, it is to that book I owe it, for it revealed to me the workings of my brain.
Three years ago, 1 had the good fortune to meet its author, and 1 promised him to propagate his method, and today I am glad of this opportunity of expressing my gratitude to him.
i can only suppose that others wish to acquire what is, after all. the most valuable asset towards success in life.
Borg’s address is: I). F. Borg, c/o Aubanel Publishers, 14 Lower Baggot St., Dublin, Ireland.’ Apply to him for his little book, “The Eternal Laws of Success.” It is free to all who wish to develop their memory.
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