When I was in high school I went to this party.
I’m not sure what the occasion was, but there was a mix of kids and adults.
I don’t even remember if it was a kid party with a bunch of grownups, or a grownup party with a bunch of kids.
Anyhow, I was in the garage, and I noticed the homeowner had a car covered up.
But it was a pretty small car.
After a few questions, the owner (of the home and the car) came out and took off the cover.
I don’t even remember what kind of car it was (I was never a “car guy”) only that was a little red convertible.
And he was spending his free time customizing it, down to the super cool looking dash board, with all kinds of gauges and dials.
One thing that struck me was how this guy lit up with enthusiasm when he was describing it. Something he was obviously passionate about.
Most people buy a car, and they’re good. They may put down some custom mats, or maybe even put something cool on the dash, but that’s about it with how much people “customize” their cars.
Most people use their brains the same way.
They figure they’ll use their “stock model” without doing any custom work to it.
Sure, they’ll go to school, like everybody else.
Fill it up with enough data to pass the next test, like everybody else.
Then get a job, like everybody else.
And show up on time, and do what they’re told, like everybody else.
That strategy works, until it doesn’t.
What happens if you want to do something, and you look upside your brain for a strategy, and come back with nothing?
What happens if you (gasp!) have to try something you’ve NEVER done before, in an attempt to get your needs met, but your factory-setting brain says, “No way, dude!”
You could vacillate, like everybody else.
You could look for somebody to blame, like everybody else.
Or you could do something different.
You could get started TODAY learning how to customize your brain.
How to practice thinking, so the when the inevitable situation comes up, you won’t be stuck.
You’ll take action, leaving everybody in the dust.
How do you do that?