I’m always interested in neurology and how the brain works to motivate us and help us achieve great things in our career and life.
Recently, I came across a study at the University of Chicago where three groups of participants were asked to perform basketball foul shots. After a collective low number baseline performance, the participants were divided into three groups. The first group was not permitted to practice at all for 30 days, the second group was allowed to practice and the third group was encouraged only to practice successful shots in their minds.
You guessed it. The second and third had the highest rate of improvement. It’s amazing that just visualizing accomplishing things on a routine basis can lead to great results. But you have to believe it in order to achieve it.
Personal Challenge: How can you employ an accomplish-focused mind this week?
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