Mind The Gap

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24-03-2014

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So, how are your New Year’s resolutions going so far? (I thought I should give this sometime before checking in..)

Ninety-two per cent of people don’t make it, according to the University of Scranton. So, what do the 8% do right?

There are probably numerous reasons why the 8% succeed with their resolutions. Here’s where it starts: these people pay attention. They pay attention to the gap.

One of the most important things I’ve learned in my life is that between stimulus and response there is a gap. Success is determined by choices made in the gap. This is where your resolutions have a chance.

So, what’s this gap?

I recently read a brilliant explanation by Susan Goldsworthy. I met her numerous times while I was presenting in Switzerland. She is an international executive coach, award-winning author, former Olympic finalist, and one of the brightest friends I have. This year she co-authored, with Walter McFarland (Chairman of ASTD) Choosing Change – How Leaders and Organisations Drive Results One Person at a Time.

The key is to be mindful. To be awake. Train your brain to notice the gap and the choices that are available for you to choose. This is difficult, until it’s not.

Remember, you are never stuck. Your brain is capable of great change! Your brain can change itself and a brain changed is a life changed.

Bob Marley once said, “Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.”

Congratulations on learning something about your brain today. The Brain Bulletin is committed to help to do just that.

Always remember: “You are a genius!”

Enjoy your brain.

Terry Small is a brain expert who resides in Canada and believes that anyone can learn how to learn easier, better, faster, and that learning to learn is the most important skill a person can acquire. To interact with Small, email mystarjob@leaderonomics.com and click here for more brain bulletins from him! 

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