Want to Reach Your Biggest Goal? Try Rewiring Your Brain
As an inspirational speaker on success, reinvention and mindset, I often encourage my audiences to “rewire their brains.” What do I mean by that? Obviously, I’m not suggesting surgery, but something much more distinct and focused. Neuroscience studies tell us that if we want to reach our biggest goals, we must learn to rewire our brains each and every day.
“I Can’t Change the Way I Am”
One of the most common ways in which we fail to reach our goals is that we convince ourselves we are too old, too tired, or sadly, “too defeated” to change. However, the latest research begs to differ.
The October 24, 2018 issue of Neuroscience News relates the research of noted neuro-scientist, Dr. D. Gilbert. His groundbreaking research suggests that “even when we’re not consciously forming new memories, our brains can change in important ways, altering how we interpret and interact with the world.”
It has long been known that when the brain is injured in an accident it begins to heal itself by finding new pathways. This is how a person who is partially paralyzed can find new brain pathways to create movement in the limbs.
Dr. Gilbert’s research shows us its much more encompassing that that.
“We had always suspected that this ability to form new connections in the adult brain isn’t something that just evolved as a way to recover after injury,” says Gilbert. “Rather, it’s a mechanism that we’re using in our brains all the time.”
Therefore, if we are motivated to go after an important goal, whether it is to get into better shape or work toward a promotion, if we develop a positive mindset and reinforce it, we can better achieve personal success.
Writer Elle Kaplan’s recent article, “How to Rewire Your Brain For Massive Success, According to Neuroscience,” related there are five things we should do every day to help us reach our goals.
These include: engaging in challenging brain activities, looking for new ways to solve problems, imagining the person you want to become, finding a long-term goal, and expanding the way you think.
All of these activities focus on changing our mindsets and having the determination to reach the goals we seek. How will you overcome the obstacles to achieving your goal? How will you energize your brain to better interpret and interact with the world? Who is it you want to become, and indeed, are you satisfied with where you are? What is that one goal you have always wanted to achieve? How do you make your world larger?
Every one of these questions puts you in charge of your life because in the end, only you can create those changes. It leads me to the hardest question of all: do you have the daily, sometimes hourly grit to transform your life?
After my accident, I realized in order to regain function and movement I not only had to have the determination and mindset to rewire my brain, but the daily grit to make it happen. Words are cheap, but grit is real. You can change your life, but you must be dedicated enough to make it happen. You can do it if you believe you can do it.
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