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3 Hacks to Train Your Brain to Do Hard Things

Have you ever watched someone complete a difficult physical task, like surfing a 30 foot wave, and thought to yourself, “Wow, I could never do that”? Well, you’re not alone.

Most of us have limiting beliefs (commonly referred to as “monkey brain”) that hold us back from achieving our goals and reaching our full potential.

In this blog post, we will take a look at three simple hacks to train your brain to “get the monkey” out of the way and perform at your highest level. Let’s get started!

1. Future Retrospect

What would you do if you had the opportunity to go back and change one thing in your past? Sometimes it’s hard to face the past, but it can be really helpful in terms of making better decisions in the present.

Think about the choices you’ve made in the past and ask yourself if any of them would have been better if you had known what would happen as a result.

For example, if you ended up getting fired from your job, would it have been worth it if you knew you would eventually find another job? If you ended up breaking your relationship, would it have been better to try to work things out before things got too far?

By looking at the future retrospectively, you can gain a lot of insight into your decisions and put things into better perspective. It’s always better to know what’s ahead of you, so make use of your time machine and go back to make the right choices today!

2. Delay Gratification

Delays are a key part of life. We all know that if we want something, we need to wait for it. But what about when it comes to making decisions? Do we need to wait 24 hours before making a decision?

The answer is, it depends. Some decisions are easier to make after a delay, while others are harder.
Delays can help you make smarter decisions by giving you time to think things through. This can help you avoid making rash decisions based on emotions or impulses.

In general, it’s best to wait at least 24 hours before making a decision. This will give you enough time to think through the consequences of your decision and to make sure that it’s the right one for you.

3. Gamify Life

Many of us have been told our entire lives that work is work and that our only purpose is to get paid and support the people around us. But is that really what life is about?

I believe life is about playing and enjoying ourselves while we’re doing it. If we can gamify life and make it more enjoyable, not only will we be more productive, but we’ll also have more fun. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  1. Set daily or weekly goals to increase your productivity.
  2. Take short breaks every 20 or 30 minutes to do something fun or relax.
  3. Reward yourself for reaching your goals! This could be anything from taking a walk outside to getting a massage to just savoring your accomplishment.

    The key is to find things that work for you and make life more fun. If we can do that, I think we’ll all be happier and more productive.


Best-selling author, speaker, and life coach, Bob Proctor, once said that he “has never encountered anyone whose brain could not change and become more and more creative, capable, and competent.” So, what if you never achieve what you truly want in life?

In this post, we have discussed three simple hacks you can use to train your brain to do hard things. I hope this article has been helpful. Please share it with your friends and leave a comment – I’d love to hear from you!

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