Advances in neuroscience are giving us the tools to look inside our brains to reveal what is going on. ‘Neurons that fire together, wire together’ is one of the most impactful developments in this exciting field of neuroscience as it gives us improved insight in how to create new, positive networks and rid ourselves of the old emotions and behaviours that have been wired together and possibly held us back. The longer we are negative and tell ourselves “we can’t do something, that we are no good at xxx” etc the more likely it will become reality and habit.
Repetition or practice creates almost automatic behaviours that become our preferred way of doing things. You can become ‘stuck in a rut’. So my website tagline, Change Yourself. Change (Y)our World, was intended to challenge that we can consciously change habits and directly control our brain’s functions (epigenetics). This in the long run can have a positive effect on your immediate world and our world that we all live in. Achieving this point makes you no longer an observer but the captain of your destiny. One of my favourite relevant quotes here is from Louisa May Alcott: “I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship”.