Do you think you see the world through your eyes or through your brain? Most people might answer through your eyes, but that’s not correct. You don’t see the world through your eyes. You’re actually seeing through your brain.
What does seeing the world through your brain mean?
It means that despite the possibilities you SEE in front of you, your brain can sap your confidence and “psych” you out of taking action. Being psyched out of taking action is one of the biggest challenges we all have in creating the lives we want to lead.
When we look at people who’ve had success in life in the ways we’d like to be successful, we often think that they are so far ahead of us that we’ll never get there. We often psych ourselves out and don’t even get started.
It’s true that there are some amazing people out there who have done amazing things in the world. But they are no better than you.
Their success is not just due to the strategies they have or the time they’ve spent learning those strategies. Those things are important. And you can model them. But the thing that really sets them apart is how they see the world.
They have programmed their minds differently. The good news is that you too can reprogram your mind. You can change the way you think about your capabilities.
Instead of thinking that success is not possible for you and that successful people are somehow different, create an extraordinary vision of yourself. Think of yourself as a screenwriter, scripting your life with you as the leading character.
Then act on it.
As you create new thoughts and take new actions, you create new connections in your brain. The more you practice and get out of your comfort zone, the faster the process becomes. There’s so much new information out there about how our brains are wired and how we make changes.
Read books like the ones on this list and start learning what’s possible.
At first, seeing through your brain and not your eyes will feel awkward, or even a little weird. Noticing that your perceptions are directed by your thinking is the first step. It will get easier with practice and eventually you will program yourself to see opportunities that you couldn’t see before and take actions that you couldn’t take before.
If you feel stuck and need additional support to adopt a new healthy habit or routine, consider working with me. We can partner up in setting goals, drawing on your skills and strengths, and implementing strategies to help you find your way to lasting healthy success.
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For over 15 years, Shelli has been a freelance writer and wellness habit coach on Joyinmovement. She writes about brain fitness, creating a healthy lifestyle, traveling the world, and making positive habits stick. Stop procrastinating! Take action, join her free newsletter.