The way our brains function is critical to every inch of our being. Thanks to recent studies, it has been discovered that rewiring your brain could result in dramatic changes leading to success, as explained by neuroscientist Michael Merzenich.
Humans unconsciously continue to create new neurons by performing mental activities. You have the power to improve your brain’s performance through mental training that will impact your overall performance. Start developing your brain to make it an essential tool to achieve more success through these mental practices:
1. Engage in brain aerobics
Regardless of your age, there is an appropriate brain activity that will suit you and your lifestyle. It can be as simple as doing crossword puzzles, playing chess, or any activity that will encourage thinking.
“What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur? It takes willingness to learn, to be able to focus, to absorb information, and to always realize that business is a 24/7 job…” — Mark Cuban
Start your day by exercising your mind to ensure that it stays in shape and is capable of weathering your daily challenges.
2. Find fresh ideas
Feed your mind with fresh new ideas every single day and get involved in things that you find interesting.
Continuous learning equates to personal growth that will teach your mind the focus it needs to be able to function well. Find opportunities to improve and develop new skills, and prepare to go further in life.
3. Envision the person you want to become
Spend time visualizing how you want to be by the time you reach a certain age. In doing so, you attract the needed energy to make this vision a reality. Moreover, it projects the kind of attitude that is required of you to become this person.
Imagining your success empowers you to work towards your goals–even on days that you feel discouraged.
4. Focus on your long-term goals
The reason many people don’t succeed is because they fail to establish a concrete long-term goal.
If you don’t look forward to anything in this life, it becomes meaningless no matter how excellent you are in what you do. Often, people get swayed by present circumstances–causing them to change their plans from time to time, which could hinder their success.
Train your mind to always be ahead by anticipating what you will gain in the future if you stick to your game plan.
5. Shift to an exponential mindset
An exponential mindset takes thinking to the next level. It aspires for greater things (ten times bigger than what a person would typically imagine). You anticipate faster growth because you can already see it coming. Even with potential failures, it’s wise to consider them as part of the equation–but you end up being ahead by preparing for anything–positive or negative–that you might encounter.