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By The Laws Of The Brain - Self-development
By The Laws Of The Brain - Self-development

Video: By The Laws Of The Brain - Self-development

Video: By The Laws Of The Brain - Self-development
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Authors of the article: Ekaterina Gaiduchenko and Olga Prokopenko

Practicing business trainers have probably at least once encountered a paradoxical situation in their work: the client sets a goal, creates an excellent plan for achieving it, his hands are itching to immediately start implementing it and … nothing happens further. Or it happens, but "not so". Or "not there." Motivation and inspiration disappear somewhere. I can't get off the couch and start doing something. Why it happens? To answer these questions, you need to understand the principles and laws of the human brain


Our anatomy and neurophysiology has already been programmed and created for us to be highly effective. So that we can analyze, decide, act, be inspired and motivated. Everything we need to live a happy life, set goals, achieve results, create successful relationships is potentially already there. The only question is whether we know these mechanisms and whether we know how to use them purposefully and consciously.

The neuro-coaching format is built on the Theory of Functional Systems (TFS) - the main model of systems psychophysiology, which describes what is called a "complete behavioral act" - from the conception of an idea to its implementation

TFS is a specific algorithm and consists of several important points, or blocks, which are included in our nervous system. When we say that blocks are turned on, we mean the activation of certain neural networks responsible for a particular function. And this applies to each item in the TFS algorithm. The main thing is that all these aspects are filled in and support the achievement of the result. If even one of the aspects is not provided, nothing will happen.

We think figuratively

The first thing that our brain needs - conscious and unconscious - is to create an image or model of the desired result: clearly, specifically and clearly. See what exactly a person wants to achieve, hear and feel this result. Our brains are extremely concrete. The picture of success as a whole is not at all what he needs. To perform any action, our mind first imagines how it will do it, and only then does it. Even to reach out and take a glass of water, we first see how we do it, imagine a glass in our hand. To buy a car, you must first imagine yourself in the car and make sure that this car is yours.

After that comes the planning phase: how you can achieve the result, how to do it best. Accordingly, we, thinking about the goal, draw a plan of action to achieve it. If we talk about a car, what steps do you need to take to buy it? What factors should be considered? What is the best way to do this? And, of course, indicate the time frame for achieving the result and intermediate steps.

When there is an understanding of what result a person wants to achieve and how it can be realized, four aspects are turned on in our brain

1. Experience and beliefs

It is important that the person's experience and what he believes in about himself, the world and other people, support the achievement of the goal. It is necessary that a person believes that it is possible to achieve it in principle, that he can do it. If a person has done something like this successfully in the past, it certainly helps.

Does a person believe that he can buy a car and then drive it? Does he know how to do it? Has he ever bought such weighty things before and how did he manage it, what helped and supported?

2. Motivation

Everything we do or do not do is based on motivation, at the core of which are two points: values and needs. If the realization of the goal contributes to the satisfaction of any values or needs, the person does it. If not, the person does nothing, for why? Our brains are highly rational and practical. If inaction is more beneficial, the brain chooses that option. Laziness does not exist as such. There is only a lack of motivation.

Why does a man need a car? What will it give him and what bonuses and benefits will it bring? What needs and values can he satisfy with a car?

3. Conditions and environment

It is necessary that the conditions and the environment help. Some goals are easier to achieve in some conditions, the second in others. People in different conditions manifest themselves in different ways and act in different ways. What conditions must be in order to buy a car on time?

4. Trigger

For the whole system to work, you need a start signal - a trigger, a certain trigger, after which the action takes place. For some, it might be a time limit, for example. For some, a photo of loved ones. Each person will have their own trigger for different situations.

In our nervous system, these four points (experience and beliefs, motivation, conditions and environment, trigger) are turned on at the same time, but we naturally work them out sequentially. When all these points become helpful and supportive, an internal "go-ahead" is given to implement the plan and we act.

A person begins to do something, receives intermediate results, but this is only part of the path. In the course of action, our mind compares what we got with the desired result and, if something goes wrong, corrects the result or plan. And only when we achieve what we were striving for, the cycle ends.

Everyone is a genius

We can and can do much more than we think about ourselves. Our physiology has basic mechanisms that help us be successful and achieve goals. If you think about it, each of us has already achieved a lot in our lives. And it can achieve more.

Recently, neurophysiology and knowledge of how our brain works and works have become more and more popular. Knowing how our mind works, what great opportunities it contains, we can create our life such that it will bring joy, pleasure, harmony - and all those values that are important to you.

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