Did you know you are the master of your results? Neuro-plasticity tells us that if you don't like your current results--whether in your life or business--you have the power to change it. Here's how to achieve the results you really want.
My first experience with neuro-plasticity came from the story of Christina, a Pennsylvania toddler who was experiencing debilitating seizures.
To save her life she underwent a radical surgery that removed half of her brain. More on her amazing story later.
Your brain has an incredible capacity to adapt to changes. Within your brain there are pathways that create action. These actions become our results. The simple act of picking up an apple has several neurological steps. First you see the apple that you want to eat. Then these pathways direct the impulses to move along your arm so you can retrieve the apple, much like electricity moves through a wire. The result is that you grab the apple and move it to your mouth.
Impulses are also created for feelings that we produce with certain stimuli. For instance, we feel happy when we remember a particular moment in time. The moment in time you recall in your memory is the stimuli and it is this stimuli that causes the neuro-pathways to activate to bring about the result of feeling happiness.
What neuro-plasticity tells us is that these channels can be changed.
This month and this week take one area of your life. Some mental obstacle that is holding you back from achieving the results you really desire. Be specific. Don't say I want to lose weight. Say I want to overcome the 2'o'clock urge to eat Oreos. I want to organize my day better, Wake up 30 min earlier. Establish business connections with ____.
Tap into the infinite potential of your thoughts and discover new solutions to the old challenges. Your brain has the capacity, you have the capacity.
What happened to the girl? Post surgery there were a lot of neuro-pathways to be rerouted if she were to lead a normal life. But with the help of therapists she is now a very normal looking girl who walks, and talks, plays, and dreams. She obtained both her bachelor's, as well as, her master's degree in only five years. You can read more about her story here.
Write your brain to feel better, live better, communicate more effectively, and lead forward smarter, faster and happier.
Angela Decoteau (Deck-uh-toe)
Success Strategist, Awesome Activator
Encourage . Equip . Empower