We are pretty good at fixing some things that don’t work.
In fact, most of us spend lots of time trying to figure a way out what doesn’t work.
We are not nearly so good at paying closer attention to what works well and building upon it.
While we can certainly learn from our mistakes, we learn much more from what makes us achieve and be successful.
Too much time has been spent rationalizing the good that comes from suffering as a necessity for growth, rather than discovering and sustaining the strengths of the person that more likely insure success.
Very, very early we have taught children what is wrong with them that must be corrected rather than how these small children’s emerging strengths can be nurtured into genius.
We have medicated children and teenagers with Ritalin and bi-polar treatments that have addicted them to medications as surely as illegal street drugs.
We grow genius by recognizing and growing what is good, not from correcting what is wrong before we can get started with what is good.
A child prodigy emerges from a child’s strengths, recognized and nurtured.
The NeuroPositive Method ™ builds upon the innate capacity of the individual to create and sustain an UpSpiral™ that sustains future growth.
The NeuroPositive Method ™ works on the basis of the reality of an unfolding and potentially always evolving brain and mind. Neuroplasticity is never still, neither when we are awake nor when we sleep.
Every thought we think and every feeling we feel is adding to these developing neuropathways. We are beginning to be aware that we can be much more mindful of our thoughts and feelings.
This increasing mindfulness can recapture our sense of mastery and quiet, an easy inner power that is the opposite of being a victim of one’s issues or problems.
The first step is creating awareness and understanding of how to sustain this positive growth that creates this UpSpiral,™ what Dr. Barbara Fredrickson has discovered and named the “Broaden and Build Theory. “
Focus on the negative and your brain will grow the negative.
Focus on what is good, and the psychic energy of your brain is utilized most effectively.
The brain is designed to grow best in a positive way.
© Dr. William K. Larkin