Want to know what a winner is? I did too, so I got the book, A Winner’s Brain, 8 Strategies Great Minds Use to Achieve Success. I just finished reading it and it was a great book written by two cognitive gurus. Don’t worry, I’ll end my scientific pontification at that!
For me, this book is ALL about Thoughts are Things (Prentice Mulford), The Law of Attraction (Esther & Jerry Hicks), and Molecules of Emotions (Candace Pert). It’s about a winner’s brain and what a winner does to shape their brains for success.
Winner’s, as the authors describe them, are people who look for opportunities that come from problems; recognize risks and determine what they are willing to pay for the consequences; know what they want out of life without allowing distractions and stressors to interfere; move from intention into action; and, recognize their weaknesses and do whatever it takes to help minimize them.
One comment the authors made that struck me most was that motivation flows through a winner like an electrical current; they focus, even through all distractions, and they are in the moment. Along with focus they also put their feelings to good use and channel them in productive ways. Practicing meditation helps a winner be a winner.
Winners to them are so focused, locking on to what’s important. They describe focus as “ . . . taking possession of the mind in clear and vivid form, of one, out of what seem several, simultaneous possible objects or trains of thought . . . focalization, concentration of consciousness are of its essence. It implies withdrawal from some things in order to deal effectively with others . . . “
The most important message I received from this powerful book was that negative thoughts lead to undesirable brain alterations and engaging in positive thoughts leads to beneficial reshaping of your brain and your life. Now, don’t you want to reshape that darn brain of yours to become a winner’s brain? You HAVE to be willing to do the work to get there. What are you willing to do?
I’m working on my positive thought currents, powerful visualization and meditation as key ingredients that the authors say is a way to shape a winner’s brain; and I’ve accepted their claim too – “just a miniscule of physical change can bring about changes in thoughts and behaviors”. I’m moving, thinking and creating new thoughts and visions for my winner’s profile. How about you?