How To Drive Your Own Mindset For Success, Nicole Eales, PWN Board Member

We have all heard the phrase ‘You are what you eat.’ What’s fascinating is that this truth goes much deeper than food. The reality is that our lives are created and led by the choices we make, the people we surround ourselves with, and what we think about.

The wonderful world of science has been researching the human brain for years. Our brains have many electrical pathways called neural pathways. Any event or action in your life will create a pathway. Think of these pathways as RUTS in the road. Your tires will be drawn to follow the ruts in the road, right? Your mind is the same way. Once you create a pathway or rut in your brain, your thoughts will follow that path. Unfortunately, if you experienced trauma, something sad or something negative, then your mind will follow the same pattern. I know you can think of someone in your life right now that seems negative all the time. Or the friend that constantly has bad things happen to them. These are the ruts in action. What about your friend that always seems upbeat and the friend that seems to get lucky in life? These are the result of pathways created inside their brain that have shaped their lives.

Now let’s get to the good news. You can create your own narrative. What type of person do you want to be? What type of life do you want to lead? I don’t know about you, but back-to-school prep makes me think about fresh starts. It’s a time to re-evaluate my goals and create patterns in my life that align with who I want to be. What kind of ruts do I have and what ruts am I creating?

Taking ACTION is the way to create your new pathway. There is nothing “fake” about faking it until you make it. It’s time to decide who you want to be. Just start doing it and you’ll see that the world is your oyster.

CHEERS to my fellow women (and men) creating new neural pathways to achieve your goals and dreams.