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How To Re-Wire Your Brain For Success



How To Re-Wire Your Brain For Success


Wouldn’t it be great if with the flick a switch and we could change our brain so that we could become successful. Or imagine if we could reprogram our brain so that we could have the same thought patterns and thinking processes that successful people have. This might sound far fetched and science fiction for now, but what if I told you that from today, you could start to re-wire your brain for success.

Yes, you really can. let me explain. Your brain is more powerful than a super computer. If your brain was a computer, it could perform 38 thousand trillion operations per second! The world’s most powerful supercomputer can only manage .002% of that. Most neuroscientists estimate that our brain storage capacity is somewhere between 10 terabytes and 100 terabytes. (One terabyte is equal to about 1,000 gigabytes or about 1 million megabytes). Your brain is a powerful thing, it has the power to help you calculate, perceive, analyze, store, speak, move, solve problems, have emotions, create and many more functions.

Over the years I have read dozens of books about success, productivity and how to achieve your goals. For many years I over complicated and over analyzed how could I achieve my goals and dreams. When I finally began to re-wire my brain for success, I realized that achieving success was really quite simple and more straightforward than I imagined. Let me break it down for you how I re-wired my brain and you can too, so that you can start to feel more positive, take more action and achieve your goals and dreams.

Change Your Thought Process\Belief System

Dr Wayne Dyer said “Change your thoughts, change your life”, and how very true. Very often we fail to realize the effect our thoughts can have on our lives and indeed the people around us. To start re-wiring your brain for success you need to start each and every day with the positive habit of using a journal. Start by writing down three things every day that you are grateful for. This could be things as wonderful as having food on your table, a roof over your head, great friends, your partner, your exciting goals, your health, your job, the list is practically endless. Motivational speaker Zig Ziglar used to say “the more you are grateful for what you have, the more you will have to be grateful for”. The simple but very powerful exercise of writing down what you are grateful for, is a wonderful way to start each day. It will push you to think of all the things in life that you are grateful for and of all the things you do not take for granted. I also spend a few minutes every morning looking at Facebook, I find it great source of inspiration by reading some of the wonderful motivational quotes from different pages. To achieve your exciting goals you really need to start believing in yourself more. You have to start to really believe that you are going to achieve your goals, and that you are committed to take the necessary action to do so.

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Have Goals That Excite You Everyday

Do you have a list of your short, medium and long term goals? Do you have the step by step roadmap written down on paper that you can follow to get you to where you want to be in the future? Most people don’t. Most people wish they had a better car, wish they lived in a different house, wished they had more money or wished they were in better physical shape etc. Or they promise themselves that one day I’ll join the gym and get into shape, one day they open up a savings account for their dream car, one day they will read the books, or take the course and up skill themselves for a new career or promotion. You see the problem is there are seven days in a week and one day isn’t one of them. Have a list of goals of the places where you want to go, things you want to do and what type of person do you want to become? Then start planning out a daily to-do list in your journal. I use the wonderful 5 Minute Journal to help me record my daily gratitude list and my to-do list. Simplicity is key in my opinion. Don’t over complicate things. Success is simple as long as you follow the fundamentals of success. Motivational speaker Jim Rohn summed it up perfectly when he said “Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day”. Using a daily journal is one of these disciplines.

Take Action Every Day To Achieve Your Goals

By writing down on paper a list of your goals and dreams is one thing, recording what you are grateful for every day is another, but to really change your mindset and to re-wire your brain for success, you need to take action. OK, using a journal every day is taking action, but the action needed to take you to the next level to help you achieve your goals you actually need to work. How many of us make a New years resolution only to forget about it a week later (if not sooner). You need to make yourself accountable to YOU and take physical action to achieve your short, medium and long term goals and not just write them down. Saying or writing down that you will do something is one thing, actually going out there and doing it is a total different ball game. Be one of the few who goes out and starts using a journal, be one of the few who has a list of goals, be one of the few who promises themselves that they will not give up when they hit a bump in the road. Be one of the few who believes in themselves, believes in their future and who will actually take action today.



6 Things To Remember When You Think That You’re Not Good Enough



6 Things To Remember When You Think That You’re Not Good Enough

Have you ever had moments where you feel completely inadequate? Maybe a specific situation comes up and you think there is no way that you would ever be good enough to do what is needed. Or, maybe you feel that way all the time and you can’t seem to get past it.

Thinking that you are not good enough and having low self-esteem tend to go hand-in-hand, but they are slightly different.

Thankfully, you can work on both of them by changing your thinking habits and banishing some of that negative self-talk from your mindset. Whether you think you are not good enough in certain situations or you have a hard time believing that you are good enough for almost anything, it doesn’t have to be that way forever.

Let’s look at a few things you should always keep in mind when those thoughts come in, and how you can start to convince yourself of your true worth.

1. You Are Not Alone

Thinking that you are not good enough can cause a lonely existence. You might not want to put your burdens on others, so you don’t talk about it. You might also think that everyone else is perfectly happy with who they are, and are confident in everything that they do.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

The reality is, you never know what other people are fully thinking/feeling. What you can count on, though, is that there are so many others who feel just like you, and are constantly wondering if they are “enough”. Knowing that you are not alone can help you to work through your feelings without feeling so isolated.

2. You Have Your Own Skills

A common reason why people tend to think they are not good enough is because they don’t have a specific talent or skill that someone else has. But you probably have something that person doesn’t, too.

Everyone has their own abilities and things that make them unique. Instead of focusing on what you don’t have, keep your mind on your talents and what makes you special.

“If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!” – T. Harv Eker

3. You Can’t Be Perfect

Perfection is a fruitless thing to chase. Many people who question their self-worth do so because they are perfectionists.

But, if you set such a high standard for yourself, you will always be disappointed. Perfection doesn’t exist, and while you can strive to be your best, it is important to understand human error and limits. That doesn’t mean the things you do are some how “less” than great. But, striving for perfection is something that can make you feel inadequate.

4. You Are Worthy of Loving Yourself

Love tends to be the answer for so many things, including any pain or turmoil that you might be going through. Thinking that you are not good enough is an easy way to cause yourself sadness and pain. Those thoughts can quickly snowball and you might start to think about more negative things about yourself.

Instead of fueling those negative thoughts, choose love. Love is like a permanent band-aid for the pain that you are going through. It is a great way to comfort yourself, provide reassurance, and get a clearer picture of who you really are and all of the wonderful things that you can offer the world. By choosing self-love, you can start to see yourself in a more positive light, and push those negative thoughts away.

“We must fall in love with ourselves. I don’t like myself. I’m crazy about myself.” – Mae West

5. Mistakes Can Be a Good Thing

Do you ever find yourself feeling especially inadequate when you “fail”? While that is not uncommon, that word should really be removed from your vocabulary.

Everyone “fails” at times, because again, perfection is not attainable. When you start to consider anything less than perfection to be a failure, it is easy to beat yourself up and think that you will never amount to the things that you truly want.

But, when you start to view your failures and mistakes as good things and stepping stones, you can completely shift your perspective and realize that not only are you good enough, but you are also resilient and strong. Some of the biggest “failures” in history went on to be the most successful people because they learned from their mistakes. They looked at the things that went wrong and considered how they could change them.

It is important to use your mistakes as a way to learn and grow. When you are able to do that, you will find a greater sense of fulfillment when things finally come together and you get it “right”.

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordon

6. Gratitude Goes a Long Way

It might not always feel easy to accept and be grateful for who you are. But, it is incredibly important. Instead of thinking about the things you don’t have or areas where you are not “good enough”, choose to actively think about and pursue the positive. Focus on what you are grateful for. The more that you do that, the easier it will be to banish those thoughts of doubt and insecurity. I like to start every day by using my journal and begin by writing down three things that I am grateful for.

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” — Melody Beattie

Once you really start to think about it, you will find that you have more to be grateful for than you may have initially realized, and that way of thinking can help you to establish healthier, more positive thoughts about yourself that will last a lifetime.

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50 Thought Provoking Existential Questions



50 Thought Provoking Existential Questions

What are existential questions?

Existential questions are usually deep, philosophical questions that question just that — our very existence.

They can be great conversation starters and they can also sometimes make for a passionate discussion. The following existential questions can be a great way to get to know someone better and perhaps even learn new things about yourself.

The word existential comes from the Latin word “existentia”, which means to exist. Existential questions challenge our way of thinking, our beliefs and our perspective.

Is there a right or wrong answer to an existential question? Perhaps not, as each question usually just asks more questions.

I have put together the following list of thought provoking existential questions so that you can perhaps start an internal conversation with yourself or start an interesting debate with your friends.

50 Thought Provoking Existential Questions


1. Are there limits to human creativity?

2. What makes something beautiful?

3. How do we know if we’re doing the right thing?

4. Who am I?

5. What is one thing that every human should get to experience in their life?

6. Do you believe in a power greater than humanity?

7. Are we given enough time?

8. Is privacy a right?

9. What is the best way for a person to attain happiness?

10. Are we alone in the universe?

11. What is love?

12. How would you define genius?

13. What do you think your purpose is?

14. If babies are considered innocent, when do people cease to be innocent?

15. Is it better to expand your knowledge or to deepen it?

16. Why do you think we are here?

17. How important is ‘play’ in living a healthy and fulfilling life?

18. Do you have a right to be happy, or should you earn it?

19. What happens when I die?

20. What worries me the most about the future?

21. What is a person? Is it the mind, or the body?

22. Would the world be a better place if all leaders were women? If you answered yes, why?

23. What activity have I done that has made me feel the most alive?

24. Does truth exist without evidence?

25. If I had to instill one piece of advice in a newborn baby’s mind, what advice would I give?

26. Does a person have a soul? If so, where is it?

27. Is intelligence or wisdom more useful?

28. Is it more important to love or be loved?

29. What would make the world a better place?

30. How should we measure our lives? In years? In moments? In accomplishments? Something else?

31. What is the difference between living and simply existing?

32. If you died today, would you be satisfied with the life you’ve lived?

33. What advice would you tell your younger self?

34. Which is worse: failing or never trying?

35. Is a minimum wage a good idea? What about a maximum wage?

36. What is the most important goal every person should have?

37. Can anything ever really be considered ‘true’ or is everything subjective?

38. Is the world a better place with humans in it?

39. If extra-terrestrial life was discovered, how do you think humanity would react?

40. Is happiness just a mixture of chemicals circulating through our bodies?

41. Where do you think we go when we die?

42. Have I done anything lately worth remembering?

43. Can you ever have full control over your own life?

44. How do you know that you are not dreaming right now?

45. Is one lifetime enough?

46. What matters most in my life?

47. Is a person ever truly evil? If so, are they born that way?

48. What is the meaning of life?

49. Is humanity going in the right or wrong direction?

50. What does it mean to live a good life?

I hope that you enjoyed these thought provoking existential questions. I hope that they perhaps made you think about your beliefs, yourself and the world around you (the bigger picture). If you discuss these questions with a friend, remember, there is probably no right and wrong answers, usually just a matter of opinion.

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30 Life Lessons That I Would Tell My Younger Self



30 Life Lessons That I Would Tell My Younger Self

I clearly remember when I was 18, then 25 and in then what seems like a flash, I have recently celebrated by 50th birthday. While some people might dread the thoughts of hitting such a milestone. (more…)

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