Creating an Outcome-Centered Mind, Part 1

(First of a series) How can you train the mind to focus on outcomes? The human brain is a truly amazing analytical tool. At any point in time, our brains are constantly filtering mundane information and picking out sensory inputs that are important enough to reach our conscious and...

When Believing Means Seeing

When Believing Means Seeing Why do people see the world differently? Imagine this for a brief moment: a road accident took place one clear afternoon. You were standing near a pedestrian crossing when the accident took place. Three other people saw the accident, too. When the police came to...

Examining Your Values System, Part 2

(Second of a series) How are values created? In the first part of this special series, we learned that values are the biggest motivators in our lives. Our values system influences the formation of our subconscious beliefs which have a direct impact on how we think and act in...

Examining Your Values System, Part 1

(First of a series) Can people live without values? We often hear old folks complaining that the current generation “has no values” and that we are all somewhat doomed because of this decided lack of a values system. Well, personal opinions aside, this statement can never be technically true....

The True Power of Beliefs, Part 2

(Second of a series) “If men define situations as real, they are real in their consequences” The Thomas Theorem by W.S. & D.I. Thomas In our last blog post, we talked about the importance of beliefs and how your belief system can spell the difference between excelling and enjoying...

The True Power of Beliefs, Part 1

(First of a series) How do beliefs affect our lives? A belief is defined as “something that we hold to be completely true.” A person’s beliefs are the subconscious guideposts that shape how a person thinks, decides and acts in different situations. Our subconscious mind is responsible for forming...

Harnessing Feedback For Success

How do people react to success or failure? People commonly assess their lives in terms of how successful they are in achieving different goals. When you succeed at something, you feel proud of how resourceful and smart you were in achieving your goal. However, when something doesn’t work out...

How the Mind Maps Reality, Part 2: The Subconscious

(2nd of a series) How does the subconscious mind work? In our last post, we talked about the functions of the brain, the nature of the human mind and how the conscious mind works. We learned that the conscious mind is tasked with filtering ideas and analyzing sensory stimuli...