Have you been keeping up with the latest breakthroughs in brain science?
I’m absolutely fascinated with understanding how the brain works.
In summary, your brain as part of the human being operating system is both a goal achieving machine and a Google search engine.
Imagine you have a project to complete and you go to the library and ask the Librarian for some help to get some resources for your project.
If she’s a good librarian she’ll be able to direct you to exactly what you want in really quick time.
Well your brain is like that, only it doesn’t filter the information. It points you in the direction that it thinks you want to go because of your beliefs and your thoughts – which is why it’s critical that you pay attention to your beliefs and thoughts.
If your brain is sending you to the wrong aisle, it’s because your thinking is off.
You can rewire your brain.
You can train it to go to the right aisle.
How do you do this?
You neurosculpt. You make a new decision and then keep reminding yourself of the new decision and finding more and more evidence for the new decision so that eventually your brain understands the path you want it to take. (David Bayer)
Think of it this way. Have you ever changed your password and then found yourself forgetting it for the first few days and having to look it up every time you wanted to access your computer or credit card etc. and then after a few days you started to remember it and didn’t need to look it up until you changed it again?
Your brain is similar. When you make a new decision, it may take a little effort to look up the password until you remember it and your brain starts to cooperate and go in the direction you want it to.
I don’t know about you, but I find this information fascinating. We can change our brains. We can have what we want. We can be who we want to be.
You just need to change your password and reset your brain.
And that’s something I encourage you to do, especially over the festive season when you might have some more time to yourself.
Thank you for being part of my community in 2019. As the year draws to a close, I am grateful to have the opportunity to hang out with you and I wish you and your family and friends and colleagues a wonderful Christmas and New Year. I’ll be here next week as well.