Friday, April 21, 2006

Networking Message for the Day!

Train Your Mind for Success
Nothing can be achieved unless you first believe it. Train your mind to believe that you WILL achieve your goals.

Your brain is a muscle. Like any other muscle in your body, it needs to be exercised in order for it to grow, become stronger and increase its performance. The way to accomplish this is through proper exercise of your muscle (brain).

I’m sure you have heard of Bill Gates. If you haven’t then you probably have at least used computer software designed by his company, Microsoft. Bill Gates is listed as the richest man in America with an estimated net worth of $100 billion. (That’s right, billion!)

In a recent interview, Bill was asked how he is able to develop unique ideas and concepts that continuously put Microsoft ahead of all other computer software companies. His answer was amazing, but simple.

Bill told a story of his childhood. He said that one day his mother couldn't find him anywhere in the house. Finally, she opened the closet door and found him sitting there in the dark closet. When his mother asked why he was sitting in a dark closet, he replied, “I’m thinking.”

Bill went on in the interview to stress how important it is to exercise your brain because it responds to repetitive exercise.

There’s an old saying, “Repetition is the Mother of Skill,” meaning that in order for you to improve or increase your performance, you need to practice the fundamentals over and over again.

Studies have indicated that it takes approximately 21-30 days to create a new habit. This means that if you want to change or create a belief in your mind, it should become a natural habit after working on it for 21-30 days.

“The key to success is to study. Your brain must
be exercised like a muscle - work it well.”

-Joe Weider
Chairman of the Board, Weider Publications
creator of Muscle & Fitness magazine

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