Not so long ago, scientists discovered that
the brain did not change after childhood.
They discovered that it was hard-wired and
fixed by the time we became adults.
Your brain is like
Only recent advances in the last decade now tell us that this is true.
The brain can’t, and doesn’t change throughout our lives. Instead,
it is stable.
Neuroscientists call this 'neurostability.’ How does neurostability work?
If you think of your brain as connected power grid,
there are billions of pathways, or roads, lighting up
every time you think, feel or do something.
As we age, these roads become well-travelled.
These make up our abilities, habits, and beliefs.
Every time we think a certain way, we use
the same 'road' in our brain.
When we are adults, our brains
travel these pathways automatically.
Say we try to think differently or learn
a new task. We discover that it is
difficult and this is because our brains
have already established pathways.
The process of wiring your brain has
already been completed, and this is
neurostability in action.
If you have ever tried to change a
bad habit and were unsuccessful or
had someone challenge your beliefs,
the existing pathways in your brain
are responsible for this.
The good news is
you can focus on your
We all have talents.
What are yours?