O'Reilly logo

What Is Your WHAT?: Discover The One Amazing Thing You Were Born To Do by Steve Olsher

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 10

Life-Altering Principle #4

Retrain Your Brain

The important thing is not to stop questioning.

Curiosity has its own reason for existing.

One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality.

It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.

—Albert Einstein

As babies, we have wide eyes and are eager to experience the world and learn all we can about it. At some point, though, most of us effectively decide we've learned all we need to know and shut off that wonder-filled openness to the world. It's as if, as adults, we turn off the record button and proceed to live solely on rewind. The result is experiencing life through a filter of preconceived notions that leave little room for profound new discoveries.

But what if you could return to experiencing things for the very first time? How much would you learn if you felt that everyone you encountered had something to teach you?

You can make this happen. You have the ability to Retrain Your Brain.

Retrain Your Brain is the principle of experiencing life without the filter of preconceived notions.

Life as a Blank Slate

Imagine Leonardo da Vinci trying to paint the Mona Lisa over his previous classic, The Last Supper; or Michael Jackson singing Thriller over the track for Billie Jean; or Jamie Oliver preparing his best pasta salad on top of an existing salmon dish. The result of each of these ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required