“To think is to practice brain chemistry.” – Deepak Chopra
There are those who practice karate, football, chess, fishing, or any other sport. But what everyone is practicing is “brain chemistry”. Throughout the day we have about 60,000 thoughts. That’s 2500 per hour, 41 per minute, one every second and half.
Two thoughts every 3 seconds on average! Talk abut being an expert in “Brain Chemistry”! If there is something we all know how to do, and we do it, is to think.
There are lots of good things we do with thoughts: projects, ideas, organization, plans, strategies, reviews, questions and answers.
We also have some limitations. The first, and most obvious, is that the daily 60 thousand thoughts are not about 60 thousand different things. No. Normally they circulate around the same handful of issues and interpretations to which we direct our energy. And these interpretations, about which we thought and rethought about, open grooves in the brain and become chronic forms of thinking, interpreting and evaluating.
Imagine an athlete does weight training, but only exercises his left arm every day, all the time. Not any other member or any other muscle, only the left arm. After a while he will be unable to use any other member, but he will have the strongest left arm in the world. And the stronger it is, the greater the tendency to use it to the detriment of the balance between all the other members.
You think your brain works differently? No. The chemistry of the brain develops depending on the exercise that you give it. Prejudices, beliefs, routines, are no more than paths taken to often, over developed left arms.
Whenever you think differently, you are exercising a new area of your mind. And the more areas you exercise, the better your preparation and more efficient will your decisions and actions be.
That’s why it’s so important to get out of your comfort zone, as we are always saying. To venture yourself into new things. The fact that you contact with different people and do different things, opens new chemical irrigation canals in your mind. An open mind, which constantly creates new routines, seeks new experiences, new people and new projects is like an Olympian athlete: able to be faster, go higher and be stronger. (“Citius Altius Fortius”).
If you intend to have much success, whatever you want, don’t think that you can do it without becoming a true athlete in “brain chemistry”.