Your brain is a powerful business tool – full of imagination and creativity, the basis of who you are and everything you’ll become. Think of it this way: every creation ever invented followed after an initial spark of thoughts. All things are created from the mind first. So, wouldn’t it make sense that success would start from a healthy mind as well? Check out these 4 tips to help rewire your brain for success.

  1. Feed your brain with knowledge. Just like any other part of your body, it’s important to ensure your brain gets its fair dose of exercise. While you may not be able to lift weights with your mind, you can figuratively get a great “brain workout” by solving puzzles and making yourself think. Pick up a book and read a mystery novel that requires you to actively solve a problem. This will arm you with the ability to solve problems in your business life as well.
  1. Feed your brain… literally. Similar to the need for exercise, your brain also needs to obtain proper nutrients. You may have heard that vitamin K and omega-3 fatty acids are great for your mind, but do you know what foods you should eat to obtain those nutrients? Aim to eat at least one healthy meal a day of salmon with a side of broccoli and a handful of walnuts (with variations of similar foods.) Additionally, ensure that you always eat a breakfast rich in whole carbohydrates along with protein and an energy-boosting lunch, then eat a healthy meal for dinner to ensure that you are working well throughout the day. Your body and brain will thank you.
  1. Don’t dwell on your past mistakes. When you stress about things you can’t control, your mind becomes hazy with anxiety. You become so wrapped up in previous errors that you’re unable to focus on the task at hand, subsequently ruining your chances of success by creating another mistake as you worry. Stop dwelling, and start doing.
  1. Remember that thoughts become things. There’s a reason why old adages are used – because they are “tried and true.” Your thoughts do become things, so it’s imperative that you stay optimistic about each decision you make. There’s no reason to assume that something will fail when it has an equal chance to succeed. Remember that you are the key of your own success – if you think it’s true, it will become true.

By feeding your brain, eliminating stress, and staying optimistic, you’ll find that success begins to come naturally to you. Additionally, if you do make a mistake, it won’t feel so terrible because you’ll simply learn from it and move on. Your mind is already equipped for success, you just have to rewire your brain to ensure your thoughts will come true.