Controlling Our Brain Takes Sustained Effort

Photo by JR Korpa

Our brain takes 1 out of 4 breaths in a newborn to develop. It then needs constant stimulation and engagement. Things that seem difficult to understand crystallize after a number of attempts and we then realize that very little is out of human understanding.

After relying on our brain to carry us around and to do represent our best interest, it might come as a surprise that it has a mind of its own. Being intentional is what makes our brain align with our wants. Ever since we are toddlers we input information that dictates our reactions.

Without reviewing old data and refreshing it, or just delete it altogether and then replacing it with accurate information, we will stay in the past and run on directions that our parents thought at the time to be accurate. Imagine if every generations just carries on doing what the previous generation did. Would then the world truly evolve?

Are You Comfortable and Are You Growing?

Photo by Andrew Seaman

Ever since we’re born we are being looked after. We associate modern society with comfort and mistakenly generations of parents associated comfort with a positive upbringing, not realizing that this limits their children’s ability of growing.

But reaching adulthood and wanting to stay comfortable even when comfort might mean being overweight, being time poor or financially poor or having low immunity should make us reconsider our choices. It is counter intuitive that eating less (and intermittent fasting) or cold showers is associated with longevity of life, and that not settling for decent wages and the ‘safety’ of employment but taking risks instead attracts growth, but science shows us that some of the things that come as natural to us are not doing us a favor.

It’s time to look at a full 24 hours experience and evaluate your day: how much of what you’re giving your time to serves you well? What can you dispose of to make room for growth? It’s up to us to change how we live our life. Even with different influences around us, it’s time to take ownership over our own beliefs and build our own path. Why not start now?

What Do Quitters Have in Common?

Photo by Marco Chilese 

No one knows their name. Millions of people who settled. Three-four generations through – no one knows their name. They’ve put their dream behind, their lives on hold and gave to someone, something that didn’t quite fulfilled them, didn’t quite ‘made them’ happy.

Before you go to sleep tonight remember your dream. Imagine who you can become. You might not know it, but your mind will know exactly what comes next to move into the right direction. Trust it. Move. Evolve. Learn. If not for generations to come, do it for you.

Give yourself that happiness that no one else can.

Quitters? Who are those?