I just finished, for the 10th time, listening to an interview Darren Hardy did with Dr. Daniel Amen on this months Success Magazine CD.  It is blowing my mind- haha!!  It’s about the brain- your brain, my brain.  The first thing he said that really got my attention is the fact that as our bodies get bigger, i.e.- we get fatter, our brains physically shrink in size and functionality.  Whoa!  As he says “that’s enough to scare the fat right off from you!!”

There were many other great points, and I just bought his book Change Your Brain, Change Your Body, because I want to learn more.  The other point I wanted to share in this post is this:  A healthy dose of worry and concern is a GOOD thing, the “don’t worry be happy” people die sooner!  It turns out that worrying can prompt people to make good decisions, to stop and think about things.  If you are not concerned, you let whatever happens, happen- well, here comes your smaller brain with more fat on your body.  Get in the habit of making great decisions and you will thrive out of your worries and concerns.  A healthy does of worry means you actually care.

How does he think we can start making better decisions- learn these two words and ask them to ourselves each time we are about to make a decision about anything: “Then what?”  Once I decide to do this-“Then what?”  Once I do that, “Then what?”  thinking about the outcome you will get from any action you are about to take can cause you to switch gears, re-assess, and make a different, and better decision.

The level of your success in anything about life is reflected in the quality of your decisions.  My suggestion, learn more about your brain and it’s health and make a goal today to start making more quality decisions by asking yourself those two words- “Then what?”