Jan 02, 2017 10:03 AM EST
The Algorithm That Can Make You Successful In Life
Algorithm is a mathematical or computer science term which refers to the step-by-step procedure to solve a problem. This process is composed of finite steps, which means they are deliberate and straight to the point. As there is an algorithm in math and computer science, so is there a formula that leads to success.
The computer process is based on the brain process, which is considered as a very complicated organ with all the nerves and networks that receive from and send signals to different parts of the body. Therefore, if scientists can program a computer, so can we program our brains with a set of algorithm.
Just in case you don't believe that, consider this: have you ever wondered why you can effectively solve one problem while you fail at another? Henry Ford puts it much more simpler when he said that whether you think you can or cannot, you are right either way.
However, for an algorithm to become even valid, it has to possess these three characteristics: limited, clear, and effective. These three characteristics are closely interconnected with each other. An algorithm should be for a specific problem with clearly defined instructions so that it will be effective.
With that in mind, how can you create an algorithm for success?
Programming Your Brain For Success
Even without a process, you can still go about your life and pursue success. However, since you have not trained your brain and yourself, you'll soon drift away and plateau because you simply don't know what the next step is.
On the other hand, some people have sustainable success because they have a process. More so, a process becomes automatic and natural over time. The first step you need to have is to have confidence. The easiest way to boost your success is to use your past successes as your motivation. After that, visualize yourself in that area of success.
Visualizing is a powerful tool to prime your brain so that it will consistently act the way you want it to behave. This was proven by a team of Harvard psychologists a few years back when they wanted to test the power of imagination/visualization.
They divided two groups who were tasked to imagine themselves as pilots. The other group were given pilot uniforms while the others didn't have. They then were asked to take part in a simulated flight which, in reality, was really an eye exam. Those who were given the uniforms showed improved vision while doing the exam compared to those who didn't wear uniforms.
After you visualize your success, the next step will be to create a plan. According to Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author of the beloved 'The Little Prince,' a goal without a plan is just a wish.
When planning, start with small steps because discipline is like a muscle. It is difficult and when you start with something big immediately, you will strain your muscles. This is also the reason why people quit exercising or their goals because they are just too grand to do.
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