An obvious thing happened when I was 13. In my eight standard’s examinations, I failed in 5 subjects and gracefully passed the remaining 6!
I was too engrossed mastering heavy-duty games instead of flipping white and navy pages of my textbooks.
But that failure made something obvious: Standard ways didn’t work for me. They were boring. I wondered there must be better ways to learn!
Back then, There was a 50-year lag in the education sector. It would take that long for an innovation to become the norm!
I aggressively looked for ways to learn faster, memorise and recall better. It turned out there were some quirky, fun and smart tools that elite athletes, memory champs and busy executives used that I could emulate effortlessly
Through my 9th and 10th standard I slowly incorporated these into my learning system. (like studying in the zone, pegging, photoreading, mindmaps, NLP)
I ended up topping my class in the 10th finals. Standard methods were indeed for chumps!
There are better tools, ways, approaches out there. Keep yourself open!