I think I was in my very early teens when I first heard someone say that we are using but a very small percentage of our brain and that we achieve far less than we are actually capable of. The comments were made in a philosophical manner with goodwill. As I collaborate with neuroscientists from all over the world today, I am happy to share that those comments are scientifically true and we are now living in what many are calling the Golden Age of Neuroscience. Why should this topic be relevant to you? Because you have a brain and we are underutilizing it. Whether you are a business person, an athlete, or just someone who wants to explore the capacity of your potential, this topic is for you.
You do not have to be a medical doctor, a scientist, or even a psychologist to appreciate that that your brain is the ultimate stage or arena of performance. You should know that there are literally hundreds of minor changes you can make that can have significant positive impact by simply understanding how you are wired. Emotions (EQ) trump these thoughts in the heat of battle and I’ve discussed EQ at length in my blogs. But hopefully not everyday or experience is a battle. This week, google Neuroscience and read something on it. You may, for example, learn that there are association hormones that are released in your body when you are physically close to someone that you like and a different one when you are next to someone you perceive as a threat. And by just managing your day by choosing who you sit or stand next to, you can have a potentially dynamic positive impact on your day.
As one of my mentors said to me, people never forget anyone that helps them use their mind.