“A person’s mind is so powerful, we can invent, create, experience and destroy things with thoughts alone.” (A mindfulness quote)
Our brain is the source of unlimited power and it is completely at our disposal. Imagine the things you could achieve if you knew the secrets of taming your mind and directing it to achieving success.
5 Secrets to tame your mind to achieve unbelievable success in your life.
Learn anything, anytime, anywhere – Learn Smart
Our brain is plastic (no it does not mean it is made of plastic!) It actually refers to brains ability to change throughout life (Neuroplasticity, or brain plasticity). Every new skill we perform or learn forms a neural network dedicated to that skill action, within our brain. Practicing a skill is nothing but strengthening this network.
The Brain secret is that
“your brain cannot tell the difference between an action you performed vs. an action you visualized.”
So visualization of doing that activity strengthens the neural network in the same way as the actual doing of the activity. Which means you actually need not be on the piano to practice it, you can actually train your mind to perfect your piano playing skills by reading the notes and visualizing your hands playing on the actual piano. This is a very powerful tool if you use it rightly. Take advantage of this secret of the brain and add visualization (create a balanced mix) as a methodology in your learning routine, which makes you independent of the physical need to be at the rehearsal place.
Use the power of positive and happy thoughts
The power of thoughts is a creative power, which can be cultivated, trained and strengthened.
The Brain Secret is that
“There is ample research proving that your brain cannot tell the difference between a real and
imagined threat, pleasure, love, or any feeling; the physical response is the same.”
So if you choose happy thoughts, happy you will be because your brain does not know the difference.
“Reality is a projection of your thoughts or the things you habitually think about.” ― Stephen Richards
Similarly if you choose thoughts that make you believe in your capability and ability to achieve your dreams and
desires, your brain will believe you and expand its capacity to conceive ideas that will then eventually take your
dream through to the reality.
Your thoughts & imagination determine whether you fail or achieve success.
“If you think you are beaten, you are If you think you dare not, you don’t, If you like to win, but you think you can’t It is almost certain you won’t. If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost For out of the world we find, Success begins with a fellow’s will It’s all in the state of mind. If you think you are outclassed, you are You’ve got to think high to rise, You’ve got to be sure of yourself before You can ever win a prize. Life’s battles don’t always go To the stronger or faster man, But soon or late the man who wins Is the man WHO THINKS HE CAN!” ― Walter D. Wintle
Develop a Growth Mind Set
The theory of mindset, is based on the work of Stanford University psychologist, Carol Dweck, who talks about Fixed mindset and Growth mindset, where people with fixed mindset – believe that their basic abilities, their intelligence, their talents, are just fixed traits. They have a certain amount and that’s that.Whereas the people with Growth mindset believe that their talents and abilities can be developed through effort, knowledge and persistence. It is not just about trying harder but about also about trying new strategies, Fixed mindset people dread failure, feeling that it reflects badly upon themselves as individuals, while growth mindset people instead embrace failure as an opportunity to learn and improve their abilities.
Growth mindset can be cultivated, the Brain Secret to know is that
“The brain is malleable, and changes to adapt to the environment.”
Cultivating growth mindset is a very popular theory in the education world. So if you change your belief
system and visualize growth beyond your comfort zones, your brain will change its wiring and eventually your
natural mindset will change to Growth which is your greatest ingredient to success.
Do not Announce your Goals
As Derek Sivers said – “Announcing your plans makes you less motivated to accomplish them.”
Tests done since 1933 show that people who talk about their intentions are less likely to make them happen.
The Brain Secret,
“Announcing your plans to others satisfies your self-identity just enough that you’re less motivated to do the
hard work needed. Once you’ve told people of your intentions, it gives you a “premature sense of
completeness.” The brain does not differentiate between the satisfaction from the actual
achievement of the goals and the one from announcing them.”
So keep your goals a secret and it might just spur you to work harder to achieve them.
- Accept Pain and Failure and let them teach you
Pain and Failure are the two inevitable(s) along the journey of life.
The Brain Secret
“The same brain networks are activated when a person experiences a physical injury as when they go through a
painful emotional experience. Your brain cannot distinguish between physical and emotional pain.”So never ignore the power of emotional trauma, acknowledge it, accept it and give it the needed attention. Train
your mind to accept failures and grow from them.
“The secret to a happy life is, getting better at transforming pain to growth, versus shutting yourself down, to never experiencing pain.” – Wordions
“At least once in your life, something will go terribly wrong and oh by the way, it will be your fault (or at least seem to be). All the heads will turn to you. This is your defining moment, hold yourself, hold the panic, hold the anger, hold the blames. Accept the situation, remember- this as a rule, “shit happens to everyone at least once in their lifetime” – so gather yourself and work to contain the damage, to fix what can be fixed and minimize the impact. Success isn’t ever falling, it is getting up from a fall and turning things around.” – Wordions.