The mind is a bicycle with a sports car's engine. You have got to learn how to handle it, or you will crash. Once you handle it though, you will be unstoppable. Your mind's energy has the potential to do irreparable damage to yourself and those around you, as well as the potential to help … Continue reading Be Aware of the Potential of the Mind – DPF #396- March 25
DPF #317- January 5- Use it or Lose it!
A fact exists about aerobic exercise that I was unaware of for many years of jogging- when you achieve aerobic activity for more than a certain time (45 mins plus, I believe), then the brain creates new neurons- capable of restructuring the brain, and healing damaged areas. That I knew, but what I didn't know … Continue reading DPF #317- January 5- Use it or Lose it!
DPF #223- October 2- A Stable State is your Friend (and your Enemy)
When starting something never done, getting to the point where there is little error, and you enjoy a speed which is efficient requires a certain amount of time- according to the degree of difficulty. Once you achieve such a state, you can perform much more efficiently and without mistakes, but at a cost- the auto-pilot … Continue reading DPF #223- October 2- A Stable State is your Friend (and your Enemy)
DPF #173- August 12-Don’t Forget to Service your own Body’s Engine
What is the body's engine? Perhaps there is more than one....the heart would certainly qualify, the brain perhaps as well... what about your intestinal tract, and your kidneys/liver which help cleanse the body along with the sweat gland system? Perhaps even your lungs- due to their cleansing of the body... How can you service these … Continue reading DPF #173- August 12-Don’t Forget to Service your own Body’s Engine
DPF #171- August 10- Conscious Repetition Breeds Efficiency
The first time you do something, the brain spends a lot of energy and time in creating new pathways, which creates a shortcut for future repetitions of the same activity. This leads to greater and greater efficiency, particularly if one is consciously focusing on improvement of the operation at hand, which will also lead to … Continue reading DPF #171- August 10- Conscious Repetition Breeds Efficiency
DPF#89- May 18- 2 to 1- Mental Practice/Actual Practice
As a studying musician in the percussion department in my first year of college (later changed majors), I learned an interesting fact about elite professional performers: they engage in mental practice for 2 hours for every 1 hour of actual practice. I am not sure of its accuracy, but I believe it, due to its … Continue reading DPF#89- May 18- 2 to 1- Mental Practice/Actual Practice