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Outsmarting Yourself for Success

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s the following familiar to you?
You set a goal, or take on a new project. You are excited! But soon you discover that your progress is, frankly, a joke. If you are getting closer to achieving your goal or finishing your project at all, your progress is SO-DAMN-SLOW than it COULD have been! You know it, but you just CAN’T get yourself to take the right actions necessary for success.
You are both the grand visionary and architect of your life, and your worst enemy that sabotages your dreams.
Why is that?
You have two brains: A rational brain and a caveman brain (also known as “reptile” brain).
The rational brain wants you to achieve that goal or project.
Caveman brain wants you to pig out, watch TV, play games, surf the web, read news and lay around.
The bad news is that until you learn to co-operate with your caveman brain, you will never be successful. It will sabotage your best efforts when you set goals, it will slow your progress when working on an important project, and when you want to diet – oh Lord – it will stuff your face with asinine amounts of food with 150% of jolly-saturated fat.
The good news is that the rational brain is much smarter than the caveman brain. Better yet, I will show you exactly how you can outsmart the caveman brain and succeed.
It’s all about stacking the deck in your favor. Here, let me show you what I mean:
Before Stacking the Deck for Success

After Stacking the Deck for Success

Unless you love partying with black dragons, hydras, ghosts, and the smell of fresh lava, you are more likely to succeed in the environment “After Stacking the Deck”. So, how to do it? Well, my friend, read on! I promise we will have some fun too ;-)
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Mar 11 2012 submitted by Susan Copper

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Source: Author: Jiri Novotny

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