When you change your mind, you change your mind
- I’m pretty sure I just made the world a better place (and it only cost me $4).
- What am I not stepping into and why?
- “Someday” and “never” have the same numerical value in that they both equal zero … and other highlights from “Decide.”
- Decisions: The School Uniform and Releasing Trapped Energy
- The big decisions will help guide the smaller decisions
- That thing you think is going to happen might not happen.
- When you change your mind, you change your mind
- The tiny little secret of the tipping point
- When are decisions triggered in the subconscious minds of children?
- Give a Voice to Your Truth and a Truth to Your Voice
- What if you just don’t have the capacity to decide? What if you don’t have a prefrontal cortex? What if you’re, like, a teenager.
- “Wait, I take that back.” Are our decisions reversible?
- Dictatorship or democracy? Which is better for decision-making?
- In a back alley brawl, “Decide” is going to win out over “Hope.”
- Decisions Beget Decisions
- What if the “primary” decisions became the “secondary” decisions?
- Simple but not easy
- Not Simple and Not Easy
- I can’t, uh, decide! Which cover for the “Decide” book!?
- If you build it, they will come. What if you decide? Will they come, too?
- My idea of a good time
- Decision-making, belief, and behavioral biases
It’s not just a thought, matter changes form when you make a decision.
In case my witty play on words didn’t make complete sense, let me explain what I’m getting at:
When you (1) change your mind, that is, when you make a decision, you (2) change your mind, that is, you alter the chemistry of your brain.
There are of course varying levels of how much happens, but it happens. Even when you’re driving and you decide to go left instead of right, there is so much activity in your brain and part of it sticks.
If something changes in your brain with such a simple decision, can you imagine how much transforms when you make a big decision?
Decisions–and changes in brain neurons–are relative and subjective.
In other words, what might seem a small decision to some (your decision to stop eating sugar for a month) is huge to others. But what matters most is how much it matters to you, how much it changes how your neurons are firing, what is connecting with what in your brain, what sticks, and what gets altered.
When you make a decision, you change your mind, you alter your brain.
Are you ready to change your mind? Think it wasn’t possible? Change your mind, change your brain, alter your neurons.
- Change more of them.
- Do it on a regular basis.
- Get better at it.
- Get in “decision making” shape where it becomes easier and easier to make them.
- Get stronger with them.
- Make bigger ones.
- Change your mind.
- Change your brain.
- Change your habits.
- Change your life.
Oh, one more thing.
It works both ways.
Notice I haven’t talked about success or better or even worse. Because it can go both ways. You can make more bad decisions. You can alter your mind for the worse just as easily as for the better.
See how you have the power? See how there’s risk, danger, but also opportunity?
Want to know the best part?
It’s up to you.
Are you going to change your mind today?
Here’s my bet: having read this today, you already have.