HOW YOUR RESULTS COME FROM THINKING
By David Hesketh, MSc (Neuroscience, CAN)
Thinking is the most important brain activity.
It is the basis for every activity we do.
Because of it, we learn to read and write, work with numbers, plan and organize, create, play music, build, develop ideas.
The list goes on and on.
It includes almost anything you can think of (no pun intended!).
Most of us have learned what to think.
What I mean is that in order to get good grades, do a good job at work, have a good relationship, look after our health and our money, we think about the ‘what’ we have to do.
What most people don’t realize is that there is a HOW to thinking and a WHY to thinking.
There are laws and principles that govern thinking.
We follow them, whether we are aware of it or not. Let me illustrate.
Observe what happens when you read and think about the following: (pause between each word and think about it for a moment):
When those words are spoken or read and thought about, a picture comes up in the mind.
Law #1: You and I think in pictures.
So now, recall the last time you planned to do something with others.
Perhaps you went to a movie, did some shopping, went to an event or a function.
Notice that you had the idea for the activity first.
You formed a picture in your mind.
You had to think about it.
You decided to do it and then executed the plan to have that picture become reality.
Then, your body just followed after your thinking.
So, your outcome was a function of thinking and the pictures you held in your mind.
How you got there might have not been so straight forward, though.
All your results are a function what you do, your behavior, which originates with thinking.
So, ask yourself the question, ‘Are you getting the results you want?’
Are you happy in your work, your relationships?
Have you got the amount of money you want?
The grades you want to attain?
If the answer is no, and that is most people, then the place to start is to notice your thoughts.
Most people are holding pictures in their minds that do not line up with what they truly want and this shows up in their outcomes in their lives.
When you learn the laws and principles of thinking, you can apply them quickly and easily to your own situation.
Then, your results begin to change – to the way you want them.