To reflect is to shuffle the human brain out from its daily ruts, rouse it from from routine resting places and compel it into wider reaches. Reflection often signals a lofty vision, not evident to a non-reflective mind. What’s your mind-bending aspiration?
According to Robert Lee Holtz, Wall Street Journal Science Columnist, Researchers found that sudden insights or Eureka moments show unique neural activity in EEG sensors. Interesting, ahha moments of sudden insights are the culmination of an intense and complex series of brain states that require more neural resources that methodological reasoning. It seems the brain is most actively engaged when our mind is wandering and we’ve actually lost track of our thoughts.
Visualize inner purpose with outer consequences, and you’ve also grasped the brainpower packed into reflective thought. Like water cascades from mountain peaks on a spring day, successful practices fall and swirl in reflective pools until sustained somewhere between selah and the cadence of rippled motions.
When action flows from introspection, the brain creates new neuron pathways toward the higher reach you seek. Have you found success tends to follow when you pause to mix fresh new realities with deeply held inner beliefs?
Take problems that hold back most people, or truncate an entire nation. Winning’s more about an inspiration that kick-starts action in the brain, than most people realize. Whenever you find yourself at the outer edges of an insurmountable problem, try reflecting to spot new directions for the next growing season. Has reflection opened a new world to you lately?
You could say growth happened here at the MITA Brain Based Center quite recently in just this way, when an international contract seemed to wither away before it started. We thought carefully about new directions, went ahead with back projects that lacked attention due to our busy schedules, and surprisingly the lost contract slipped back into view in finer ways than we anticipated.
Not that you’ll always get back what’s lost. Yet, reflection is to growth, what non-reflection is to stagnation, when you need to grow most. Is your workplace powered daily by reflective growth questions and curiosity that challenges – Where to from here? Do problems lead you to genuine solutions and new approaches at work? Or does stagnation power down growth?
Perhaps the best cure for the fear of failure, is to reflect on expansion possibilities, since the brain’s equipped to advance toward clear targets. What’s your top peak in sight? The person intent on coping with failed results gives little attention to the brain’s ability to reflect life-changing solutions? Focus for the reflective thinker, on the other hand, allows a glance back to see why failure stunted growth, but a gaze forward to plan new solutions from multiple intelligences.
You can see it in firms that face the grim reaper results of our current economy. Yet my own visit to Wegman’s store today, showed me a business with success firmly in mind. Leaders handed out cake samples to celebrate another win the Fortune 100 list as the best place to work, and people packed into the store as if they were its winners.
All to say, the lasting fix for a broken economy lies less in banks, or government dictates, than in active chambers of the reflective brain. Awaken thought for more. You’re mentally equipped to reconfigure a finer approach, restore collective responsibility, and reboot strengths in those willing to redirect with you, a community or a nation’s brainpower.
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Created by Ellen Weber, Brain Based Tasks for Growth Mindset
Smart skill 41 = Reflect to Extend Daily Reach
Smart skill 42 = Reflect for Runways in Depression
Smart skill 43 = Reflect – then Leap like Lauren
Smart skill 44 = Reflect on Life-Changing Brain Facts
Smart skill 45 = Reflect to Change your Mind
Smart skill 46 = Reflect – Then Bolt from Meetings
Smart skill 47 = Reflect Past Wall St. Prostitutes
Smart skill 48 = Reflect for Brainier Online Results
Smart skill 49 = Reflect Peace to Trump any Battle Plan
Smart skill 50 = Reflect Change with Smart Skills