It’s just a limiting belief that good memory is something you’re “born with”. Remembering something is a skill that can totally be trained for. However, one misconception about memory technique is, it will give you a perfect recall.
Using memory techniques doesn’t mean that you won’t forget the information anymore. You still require to recall and practice—but less. Without practice, your ability to decode something from a memory technique gradually declines. What memory techniques actually do is give you a more robust piece of stimulus for the brain. They make the information much simpler and extraordinary to our brains.
It’s like cryptography, but on a more personal level. There are many memory techniques that one can choose to practice. One such impressive technique is the Peg-word Method.
To brief up, Peg-word method is a mnemonic technique that involves linking words with numbers to create mental associations between items to be remembered and the items that are already associated with numbers. Here is a link for those of you who are inquisitive about what this method is and how to practice this memory technique.