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Brain juggle with the Forward Thinking™ exercise to get out of a jam

March 23rd, 2011 Kevin

Brain juggling? What’s that?

I explained the term in a prior post. Brain juggling refers to our ability to consciously place attention on one part of our brain or another– just like we can place attention on our big toe, knee, or index finger.

Who cares?

On first blush it sounds like brain juggling won’t amount to anything, right?

Hey! I am the one asking the questions. Okay, you got me: will it amount to anything?

Yes. It can save your marriage, launch your career, and raise your kids to be amazing people.

Brain juggling can do all that… that’s silly!

Yes it can. Once you master the art of brain juggling (it’s really quite simple), you can apply it to your benefit in lots of ways. For example, you can practice the Forward Thinking™ exercise.

Forward Thinking, that sounds like something I’ll do in the future. Did I get that right?

Nope.

What does it mean?

It means you can “juggle” your conscious attention to the front part of your brain. Quite literally, you can place your attention on the two frontal lobes. These are magical places where being human happens for us.

You mean we can consciously “think” about being in the front of our head to get there?

So to speak. Just like thinking about your big toe and then having the nerves and cells of your toe sense you are thinking about them, you can also “think” yourself to the front part of your head.

Why on earth do I want to (a) brain juggle or (b) do the Forward Thinking exercise?

Because Forward Thinking grounds you in a verbal fight; keeps your mind clear in the middle of an emergency; and helps you leap tall buildings in a single bound. Well, maybe not the last one.

For what reasons can Forward Thinking do what you claim?

It’s voodoo science at the moment so bear with me. The notion is, when you “attend” to a particular location of the brain it “fires up” and the cells in the area you think of turn on and get active.

So?

So… those are the cells that help us compare and contrast, reason, explore the meaning of our emotions, imagine, and come up with alternative solutions or plans, among other things. Firing them up is smart.

Your claim is that Forward Thinking will help me think, act, and get better results?

That is exactly right!

I don’t believe you.

I know, it sounds too weird to be true. So please go ahead and try it for a week. Let me know how it goes!

Use this address to share your thoughts: Brainjuggling@KnowledgeAdvocate.com

Thank you!

Kevin Leahy

Founder, Knowledge Advocate, LLC

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