By Randy Garn | Entrepreneur | February 3, 2021
If there is one thing that 2020 has taught us, it’s that things can change. Or, more bluntly stated: things have to change if they are to remain successful. Obviously, this last year has been brutal for many of us around the world. But, despite all this difficulty, we’ve seen unbelievable progress and pivoting that prove the most trying circumstances can present us with new opportunities. The secret? If we can transcend our normal methods and patterns of doing things, and take advantage of whatever situations we may encounter, we can find new levels of success.
But, I wanted to explore this secret a little bit more, and give you some actionable items that you could implement in your own life. So, I spoke with Dr. Alok Trivedi, a health and human behavior expert who is the author of Chasing Success and the founder of the Aligned Performance Institute. When I asked him if he had any advice for entrepreneurs during these trying times, he told me that the best way to deal with change is by changing ourselves. Or, as the title states: rewiring our brain.
Dr. Trivedi says the external factors of the world are mostly beyond our control, but how we adapt to them makes the difference between diverging successfully, or standing still and going nowhere. While it may feel safe to casually lounge in our comfort zone, any true entrepreneur knows that nothing will happen by staying still. Success, by its definition, requires a constant state of change and adaptation. But, it isn’t always easy to know how to start or where to go once you have started. Add in a pandemic into the mix, and sprinkle that with some extreme uncertainty, pivoting your path and rewiring your mind can seem almost impossible.
The good news is that it isn’t! Dr. Trivedi reinforces the idea that all of us can manage our personal adaptations, while simultaneously changing our thoughts and actions to become more successful. In fact, we can actually “rewire” our brains on a cellular level to think and feel differently. We can start to reform who we are on a fundamental level and remodel ourselves to be geared for success. While this method may sound difficult, putting it into practice is actually relatively simple. Dr. Trivedi gave me five steps, specially targeted to entrepreneurs to help get them to start down a better path.