Has it ever occurred to you that you know what to do to take the next big step for your future success but you don’t take any action? You keep talking to yourself that you are not ready yet, and need more time or more knowledge or you need to wait for the right time…the list goes on and on.
Procrastination is the major dream killer of so many entrepreneurs. So, why don’t we take action? Let’s try to understand, the brain. It’s called the Action Triangle.
Our brain does not send the signal for us to work, until it believes that the action will produce the result. But if you don’t take action, there won’t be any result. So, this is kind of a vicious circle, which I call it as “ The action Triangle”.
So, how do we get our brain and it’s billions of neurons to send the signal for our body to take action when we don’t have any result to show for? How do we take action to pick up the phone to make that call or start designing your website for your e-commerce business or start your workout routine without seeing the success?
Brain & Body Link
The trick here is- Our brain can’t differentiate between the actual happened incident and vividly imagined incident. A case study of three groups of basket ball players is worth mentioning here to understand the brain and action link.
For this study, three small groups of basket ball players were selected. The first group were asked to practice for few hours every day shooting the ball into the basket. The 2nd group were asked to only visualize the shooting of the ball into the basket without any physical practice and the third group were not asked to take any mental or physical action.
After a week, all the three groups were asked to perform to take a test. It was to everyone’s surprise, the the group which practiced mentally (Visualized) scored the highest even though they physically didn’t practice during the week. The group which practiced physically, scored the second followed by the group who didn’t practice at all. This test reveals, that even though, they never physically practiced, while practicing in their mind, they scored every time they shot the ball, with 100% success. Where as, the team who practiced physically, didn’t have 100% success in the practice session which reflected in their day of the test.
Our brain can’t differentiate what has been performed physically or mentally, as it understands impressions which may come from mind or body
The Mind Hack
To get the brain to send the signal to take action- We just have to vividly imagine the action and result, as if its has already happened. The more sensory organs we involve in this imagination process, the more vivid the imagination gets. The more vivid, the imagination is, the more action the brain is triggered to take.
So, these are the steps to follow as a routine, repeatedly multiple number of times in a day, to trigger the brain to take action.
1- Close your eyes and relax every part of your body
2- See your self already accomplished the success.
3- Feel the success. This is quite important. Feeling involves emotion, jubilation, enthusiasm, pride, happiness etc
4- See your self taking massive action and go back to visualize the success.
5- Do it multiple times a day. Especially before going to sleep and after waking up.
6- While meditating, speak loudly and in affirmation your goal and end result as if it has already happened.
7- Keep a pen and paper near you to note down any points that come to you during this meditation.
The above method will work for anything you want to accomplish. May it reducing weight, increase sales, having a dream job or having a better relationship with anyone.