How the Brain Works

Your brain – that three-pound hunk of matter located between your ears – is the most sophisticated, complex, and miraculous piece of equipment ever known to humankind. It controls everything you see, say, feel, and do. With such a powerful tool at your disposal, isn’t it your responsibility to understand how it works and how to make it work optimally?

Here are some fundamentals.

First, it’s important to understand that you are nothing but energy. If you took a high-powered microscope and looked at the smallest, most fundamental pieces of matter – not atoms, protons, and electrons, but the minuscule neutrons, gluons, quarks, and mesons that these subatomic particles are made of – you would see nothing but little bits of electromagnetic vibrating waves of light. Those bits are what you’re made of, and your brain controls the vibration of every one of them.

Second, it’s important to know that your brain can grow new brain cells (or neurons) in a process called neurogenesis. Not so long ago, scientists believed that people were hardwired or born with genetic predispositions and makeup. But now when someone says, “That’s just the way I am, this is the way I was born,” we know they’re only half right. While genetic predisposition accounts for about half of your internal programming, the other fifty percent comes from behaviors, perceptions, beliefs, and habits you may have learned as far back as childhood and conditioned into your brain.

Here’s the good news: by understanding how your brain works, you can change your old conditioning and tap into your brain’s inherent genius to achieve your goals and dreams.

If you would like to discover how to overcome the beliefs that are hindering your success, start with my FREE guide below.

New Year’s resolutions are a total waste of time (for most people)

Why are New Year’s Resolutions a waste of time? Because they are not backed by the right mental preparation and conditioning.

I know that’s a bold statement, but let me ask you, how many years have you been making resolutions, only to find that within two or three weeks (any day now) you’ve given up?

The fact is, relying upon will power, resolve and persistence is absolutely the worst way to achieve your new goals. These things are controlled by your conscious mind, which is responsible for only about 2-4 percent of your day-to-day actions and perceptions.

It’s not your fault!

When I say that it’s not your fault, here’s what I mean: Due to your habits, you’ve become conditioned to stay in the same physical condition, salary or in the same mediocre relationship. An internal financial or physical “set point” is conditioned deep in your subconscious brain so that you don’t have to think about the day-to-day activities you need to do to maintain it.

Does this make sense to you?

Think about lottery winners: Why is it that within two or three years, almost all of them lose all their money? It’s because they are conditioned to be without money. Their do not change their subconscious set point of how much money they should have, therefore they revert to that point – it’s like an anchor on a boat!

Believe it or not, once any image, habit or belief is ingrained in your subconscious brain, you automatically seek out situations and behave in ways that resonate with that “internal image.” Now, if you currently don’t like the results you are witnessing with your physique, job, income or relationships, then guess what … you must break the old patterns and old conditioning that’s causing them!

How is this possible? Well, NASA has proven that breaking subconscious patterns takes 30-60 days of brain retraining.

You see, if you do not “re-train” your subconscious brain at the same time you make the decision to improve your health or financial situation, for example, you will within very short order return to your old weight and wealth patterns – and that’s why, despite the best intentions, the vast majority of New Year’s resolutions are not kept.

Simply put, there is a “cybernetic trigger” in your brain. It detects any change from your current situation, no matter what is, and it overrides your will power and forces you to behave in accordance with your old habits. Hence, the same results repeat themselves, because of the same thought patterns and behavioral patterns. It works exactly like the thermostat in your home that automatically picks up any change in room temperature and then makes corrections to return things to “normal.”

In essence, this automatic “trigger” causes you to rationalize why you’re not sticking with your diet or new financial plan, and basically forces you to revert to your old habits and patterns.

Think about this: When you break the word “rationalize” in two, you get “rational-lies.” The internal self-talk you catch yourself doing is automatic, and a result of the system doing its job to keep you at your “comfort zone,” even though it’s not what you want!

What does all this mean to you? Your income, your body and your relationships are only expressions of the internal self-image you have at a deep-rooted level… If you want to see permanent changes on the outside, you must retrain the mental image on the inside first.

So it adds up to this: If you truly want to make permanent changes in your life, it takes about 15 minutes a day of mental retraining for 30-60 days. The more you do this, the faster you’ll see results. The good news is that you can’t get a brain hernia if you overdo it.

The bottom line is this: When you are interested in your success, you’ll do what’s convenient. On the other hand, when you are committed to your success, you’ll do whatever it takes.

If you are serious about living the life you want and deserve, check out my FREE guide below and I’ll show you the most advanced system for permanent financial and life success.

 

John