Mindset impacts the brain. Is YOURS setting you up for success?

Our mindset impacts the brain. This is a fact. It’s also why a positive mindset paves the way to success.

And that’s not woo woo.
It’s strategic.

With Meta putting more than 11,000 people out of work – adding to the growing job-loss landscape (Peleton, Twitter, Ford, Shopify, Netflix, to name just a few in recent WEEKS) – it is more important NOW than EVER before to harness your ability to maintain a positive mindset.

👉𝗔 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱𝘀𝗲𝘁 𝗜𝗦 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗯𝗹𝗲𝗺-𝘀𝗼𝗹𝘃𝗲𝗿’𝘀 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱𝘀𝗲𝘁.👈

As Daniel Goleman explained in “Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence” – positive state of mind impacts the neuroplasticity of the 🧠 brain – increasing prefrontal activity that intensifies mental functions such as creative thinking, cognitive flexibility, and even faster processing.

Mindset impacts the brain - Positivity is the brain food that leads to success

How a positive mindset impacts the brain

The frontal lobe of the human brain, particularly the 👆prefrontal cortex I just mentioned, is what decides how much attention we pay to anything based on its importance and how we feel about it.

Importance = Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs △, where physiological and safety are the foundation … meaning they have to be satisfied before we can even begin to address higher needs like love and esteem, a sense of belonging and self-actualization.

It’s no secret that lost employment deals a body blow to the foundation of the structure of human need.

But make no mistake – a negative mindset will keep you right there at the bottom.

There simply is NO argument to be made to the contrary.

Check out how these 6 things to improve mindset might be able to help you shift and have fun at the same time!

How a negative mindset impacts the brain

Negative thinking slows down the brain’s ability to function, disrupting intellectual ability. When we are engulfed in negative thinking, our brains actually re-route metabolic energy AWAY from that prefrontal cortex, essentially handcuffing our ability to think or perform at even normal capacity.

That’s a fact.

Which makes it neither woo woo nor subject to debate that advocating for a positive mindset – especially in times of hardship and fear – is the ONLY way to go.

If you’re not familiar with the broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions, I’d encourage you to read about it.

It boils down everything mentioned here –>how positive emotions broaden our sense of possibility, which opens our mind – which is what enables us to develop the resources, skills, behaviors and (YES) mindset necessary to achieve the goals that provide value and meaning in our lives. 😀

Whereas getting caught up in negative thinking – especially in the type of negative hive-mind mentality that permeates the world of work these days – absolutely and fundamentally puts you further from your goals. 😧

The choice, of course, is always ours.

👋I’m Gretchen

👉I am a career and personal development strategist on a mission to teach you to find what you love without losing yourself in the process.

🎯I create sane strategies that produce serious results.

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