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How To Retrain Your Brain To Overcome “Microwave Mentality”

Results from longer term thinkingNowadays, we tend to live in an instant gratification culture. When we try something new, we want results and we want them fast – hence the microwave metaphor. We want results now. I read recently that successful people tend to be longterm thinkers and I’m starting to understand why. I tend to always underestimate how long things take which means I set myself up for disappointment. Then I remind myself of something my father used to say to me: “Anything that’s worth achieving isn’t going to be easy” – or something along those lines. It might have sounded slightly cooler than that! This is a great article from Lifehacker which explains how to retrain your brain to overcome “Microwave Mentality”.

How To Retrain Your Brain To Overcome “Microwave Mentality”

To be honest with ourselves, how many times have we wanted to be the exception to every rule? I want to lose weight, but I don’t want to stop eating dessert, candy bars, and fried foods. I want to lose weight, but I don’t want to exercise. I want to lose weight, but I want it now without any work put into it. I want to build a business, but I don’t want to start from the foundation. I want a successful business, but I don’t want to spend time and money to make it happen. I want to build a business, but I want it now without any work put into it. So, what can we do to change this mentality?

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I liked the analogy of how building a house takes time. You’ve got to start with the groundwork – the foundations and these can take time, before moving upward. A house will not last unless it has rock solid foundations- and the same goes for anything else, whether it be related to business, or health and fitness or relationships etc. Unsurprisingly, goal setting was featured. As I’ve said many a time on this blog, without setting goals in life, we live in a reactive state. By setting goals you take control of your life and live it by your own terms. By setting goals, you set your destination. Once you have a destination, you can then figure out your roadmap – or action plan – of how to get there. Genius.

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