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Building a Better You

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posted on Jul, 27 2015 @ 11:05 PM
Habits are nothing more than associations wired into the neurological structure of your brain.

And habits are the building blocks of personality.

Biting your lip, eating too fast, driving carelessly, behaving callously towards others--all negative personality traits are nothing more than synaptic connections hardwired into your mind.

And because the mind is infinitely mutable, any preexisting habit can be changed. And any can be broken.

Building a better you takes nothing more than concerted will and focused intention. It requires naught but a diligent application of time and energy.

For overriding the brain requires a staunch application of unfettered free will.

Wake up tomorrow and start proving this to yourself. Whatever your predilections, whatever your personality, choose one undesirable trait about yourself and resolve to snip it asunder from the synaptic structures of your mind.

Throughout the course of that day, curtail yourself whenever you sense an impulse towards that undesired behavior. Stop yourself whenever you feel that urge to act.

Make perfection your goal and tolerate zero mistakes. By the end of the night ensure that you haven't performed that undesirable behavior once.

Then, the next day, wake up and do it again.

Day by day repeat those same steps. Day by day resist the impulses of the brain.

And each day feel that process getting easier.

That occurs because the synaptic association in your mind is weakening. If you resist that behavior for long enough, you'll dissolve that habit entirely.

Once that happens--once you cease feeling any impulse towards performing that habit--choose another undesirable habit. Then clip that from your brain as well.

Trust this process and watch it work for you. Over the days and weeks and months and years, watch yourself evolve into a completely different person.

Building a better you starts by reconstructing that organic supercomputer inside your skull. And that all starts once you begin overriding its natural impulses.

Try it for yourself--really. Pick a simple habit, something basic, and crack it apart until it exists no longer.

Once you know the method works, use it on something bigger. Then something bigger still.

Refine yourself until you shine bright. Remake yourself into a better you.

posted on Jul, 27 2015 @ 11:53 PM
a reply to: Trachel

Good advice!

I would also recommend spending an entire day simply paying careful attention to everything that you are doing.

I found this very helpful:
The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation

posted on Jul, 28 2015 @ 06:55 AM
a reply to: Trachel

Excellent advice!
Perhaps a little simplistic in regards to different personality types, but a great place to start.

Nicely encapsulated.

ED: I have always drummed into my Son's head ... " THINK " about what you are " DOING " ... lol
edit on 28-7-2015 by Timely because: (no reason given)

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