Thursday, June 4, 2015

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The human brain is a remarkable thing.  The human mind even more so.  Philosophers, biologists, psychologists, chemists, theologians, physicists, even a few of us lay people, have for hundreds of years debated the connections between brain and mind, all struggling to make some kind of sense of where our consciousness comes from.  The debate still rages.

One thing that is without question is that the way we think impacts the way we behave.  More than anything else, habits govern our behavior.  And, we have great power to determine our habits.  

One small step toward re-wiring our thinking, thus our habits, is to think and talk in positives rather than negatives.  That can start with the way we think and talk about ourselves and others.  There is great (and empirically-based) wisdom in the old adage, "If you can't say something nice about someone, don't say anything at all."

+ examples:

  • I can get this right.
  • She's an excellent conversationalist.
  • We're a great team.
- examples:
  • I'm a screw up.
  • He a terrible finisher.
  • They're only looking out for themselves.
Our thoughts govern our words govern our behaviors govern our words govern our thoughts govern our behaviors govern our thoughts...   

All that recursive wiring and re-wiring has direct impact on outcomes.  We can do this.

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