This is an addendum to an earlier post. In a recent (January 29, 2007) Time Magazine article entitled, “The Brain: A user’s guide,” it talked about the power of your thoughts and the influence they have on your life and actual brain structure. (I couldn’t help but notice how the Law of Attraction principles, as explained in the movie The Secret, continue to go mainstream. I love it!)
Here’s the bottom line from the article: Mental training has the power to change the physical structure of the brain. I find this fascinating!
When I first heard about the Law of Attraction, I thought it was about being Pollyanna and saying everything’s OK — when it isn’t. That didn’t feel right.
What I’ve since learned is that it’s your attitude and your perception of something that makes all the difference (mental training).
It’s about looking at a situation in a way that enables you to work through it, see the silver lining, or move around it if it’s an obstacle.
Try this experiment:
- First, write down 5 things that are working in your life. From your health, your job – anything that’s working well and you are grateful for. Starting by focusing on what’s working gets your brain into a more positive mental state; an “attitude of gratitude.”
- Next, write down 5 things in your life that aren’t working. Then ask yourself, is there anything good about these things? Could there possibly be a silver lining? Or are these things I need to work through or around, and how can I do that?
As you examine the things that aren’t working in your life, from a more positive mental place, you have an opportunity to change your perspective by changing your thinking. It’s all about the power of your thoughts.
Career Expert Hallie Crawford