You have approximaely 30 billion neurons, the nerve cells that conduct information throughout your brain and down into your body.
It has been estimated that your brain has 100,000 miles of neural fibers created as your neurons communicate with each other.
How Power of Mind Works. Everything making up your power of mind is stored on such physical neural-pathways. Each time you think a thought, it is communicated among your neurons via tiny electro-chemical messages.
The first time you learn something new, a new neural pathway is created. The next time you have that experience, your brain will follow the same pathway. This is how a thought or action becomes a habit.
Then each time you act out that habit, the more physically durable the neural pathway holding it will become. That is why it is so hard to break a habit. Your habit is wired into your brain as actual physical connections.
Using Mind Power to Change Habits.
If you have habits you would like to change, start by recognizing the fact that you cannot just rationalize them away. You will have to create neural pathways that are stronger that the one you wish to change. Two things create strong neural pathways: Repetition, and intense emotion.
You can use your mind power to change a habit by: (1) Allowing yourself to feel some intense emotion about the habit you want to change, (2) choosing a new positive behavior or thought pattern, (3) associating your new pattern with even stronger positive emotion, (4) rewarding yourself with praise each time you replace the old pattern with the new one, and (5) repeating this as often as possible.
By doing this you are creating physical changes in your brain – rewiring the neural pathways that will change that habit.
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Posted by Dr. Jill Ammon-Wexler
The Survive & Rebuild Challenge.
Many people today are demonstrating amazing courage in the face of very basic survive and rebuild challenges. Why do some survive, and others just give up? It seems to be something special in their mental outlook.
What is a “mental outlook?” It’s the mental window we look out through to view what’s happening in our life.
Dealing With Challenges to Survive and Rebuild
Most of us are facing one challenge or another today. These are NOT easy times. And the stress of hard times can have a powerful effect on our mental outlook: If you feel worried about something, your brain is then wired to give any related event a worried evaluation.
And although our feelings are fleeting, our moods are not. Moods are based on a brain-level accumulation of feelings that have been stored on actual physical neural networks.
So if you are in a worried about your ability to survive and rebuild, you will tend to have anxious feelings. Anxious feelings, in turn, color your evaluations of your options. This is actually brain-based and a negative evaluation of a new event will just further strengthen the anxious feeling. This new negative feeling, in turn, helps maintain your worried mood.
This creates a non-productive vicious cycle that will build strength unless broken. Generally such cycles are best broken by changing your feelings, which will in turn change your mood.
Changing a Non-Productive Mood
How to break up such a cycle? One good way to start is to really FOCUS on finding a solution to just ONE of the problems you face. Do not even try to tackle all of it at once — this can just lead to overwhelm, and even more anxiety.
Once you identify one problem you want to solve, allow yourself to sort through your options and actually pick one possible solution.
Avoid fence sitting. If you feel a afraid of making a mistake, look at it this way: The sooner you focus and take action, the sooner you will learn from any mistake, and can then take a new corrective action.
Life has its challenges — that IS a given. But obviously you have already survived some challenges to get where you are today — and can likewise rise above your current challenges.
The truth is this: You have the ability to re-create any thought patterns that might be holding you back.
Seize the moment to survive, rebuild, focus, and just go for it.
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Posted by Jill Ammon-Wexler
Can a hippy become a mega millionaire?
There’s something very powerful we each create with our thoughts — our personal belief system. And our belief system then determines our ability to become successful in any life venture. Are some people just born powerful, focused and on-track to become successful millionaires? Not necessarily so!
Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple Computer, for example, had a very low personal belief system early on. He was adopted out at an early age, dropped out of college after only 6 months, and then slept on friends floors and turned in coke bottles to earn food money.
Job’s first business venture was a terrible failure, but then he successfully founded Apple Computers working out of a friend’s garage.
How? Steve Jobs told a Stanford graduating class that he suddenly had a vision, and could see Apples on every desk. This vision was so compelling and real that he began to change his life — he began to BECOME the successful person that owned such a business.
Almost overnight, Steve found himself doing things he had never dreamed of doing. Failure fell away from him because he had grabbed hold of a vision that literally transformed him and eventually made him a millionaire — one step at a time!.
You already know how this successful story ends. Steve Jobs BECAME successful by BECOMING the person his goal belonged to. Do YOU want want to BECOME the person your goal belongs to? — Is worth to find out how you can do this???
posted by Jill Ammon-Wexler