You Already Have What You Need To Live Your Dreams
I’ve shared over the last few weeks that through the magic of mirror neurons, you can dance like Beyoncé, read minds and change the people around you. After this final installment, you’ll know how to put mirror neurons to use to achieve your goals!
Scientific data suggests you already have within your mind the tools you need be more of what you want to be – more successful, higher performing, purpose driven, inspiring, admired and committed to your personal and professional growth. Knowing you have these tools and putting them to use will also have an enormous impact on your self-esteem and sense of confidence. Need a dose of that today? Just keep reading.
Mirror neurons, special cells in the brain, allow you to improve your performance by rehearsing an action or scene in your mind. Whether it’s a sensitive conversation you need to have with a colleague or friend, an important presentation, your golf swing or that new piece of piano music you’re learning, without lifting finger, you can get better. Professional athletes and others who understand the creative power of their minds have used this technique so successfully that it’s a standard in elite training systems.
Because observation of excellence improves performance, top performers watch those who are the best in their field. They watch and learn, mirroring in their minds what they’re witnessing. They perform the act while watching it being carried out by someone else. In other words, “If I see you do it, I mentally do it, too.” Imagining your self perfecting a skill is just as effective as observing known experts perform at their best.
If you’re interested in achieving the extraordinary, these findings about mirror neurons confirm the value of giving thought to your vision, daily and moment-to-moment. Literally rehearse your new skill or improved life circumstance. Feel it, think about it and act as if it’s real today. Do it all in our mind. Doing it internally will help it become your external reality.
Put your mirror neurons to work in service to your dreams and goals. Mental practice, visualization and imagery are all part of the elite performer’s secret of success and self-mastery. You can make it a part of yours, too.
Learn more about mirror neurons:
- “Cells That Read Minds” (New York Times)
- Giacomo Rizzolatti – Mirror Neurons (Go Cognitive)
- “The Mind’s Mirror” (American Psychological Association)