The left side of your brain controls the right side of your body. This is your conscious functions like logical thinking and verbalizing (words).
The right side of your brain controls the left side of your body. This is your intuitive thoughts and subconscious (images).
When I was a young soldier, I had no confidence. I was pitiful, awkward, and emotionally a mess. If it wasn’t for the Drill Sergeant and other soldiers I was training with I would have never made it through Basic Training or my Advanced Training.
They would tell me “you can do it”, “you can make the shot”. After awhile I was telling myself “you can do it, you did it once before, you can do it again”. (Success breeds success).
Eventually it all became second nature to me (perfect practice makes perfect) and when it counted and lives were at stake it happened out of pure instinct from all of the training. Of course it is a bit different when others are shooting at you. But I was so conditioned to execute what I had learned that it came naturally. I basically relived the past successes. “you can do it” you can make the shot”.
“More sweat on the training field equals less blood on the battlefield”
Col. David Hackworth
Great musicians have said they heard the music in their heads and then and only then did they write it down. When we are awake we are mostly under the control of our left brain. Those flashes of inspiration come from our right brain.
Okay now why is this of any importance of all you may ask? The answer: the images you see and the words you say to yourself have more power than you could ever imagine.
We talk to ourselves everyday not even aware of what we are saying to empower or sabotage our lives.
A good rule: avoid self defeating images and languages.
It took many years to find out what was between my ears and how to use it to help my fellow man. I learned that I had an incredibly high IQ (which is worthless if you don’t use it,) remember Knowledge isn’t power. Knowledge with massive action is power.
I owe many of my blessings in my life to A couple old Vietnam Drill Sergeants that pushed me to understood what I had to face someday. We never talked about the nightmares and demons that one would deal with. That was something back then that you just did not do. You sucked it up (usually from a bottle of booze).
That’s another story….