Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Ryan McChesney Tampa, Florida, United States

Posted: 2016-05-25

Chapter 13

The Brain


As I was reading Tuula’s lesson today, she reminded of something that happens to most people, but they don't realize it. I absolutely agree that we all need to have that “feeling” in order for something to click. And when it does click for us, it's like a light bulb going off in a cartoon, and it sparks us to a different level of thinking.


The question is though, “What is that spark for us, and how do we get that feeling to ignite us?” In my opinion, we get this feeling through repetition of hearing the things that will make us successful from our mentor. The more we hear something, the more our brain starts to remember it. And even if we aren't in that state of mind where our brain is vibrating at a rapid rate, the more we hear it, the more we will become aware of it. Then when we are in that rapid rate state of mind and hear that one thing, it will finally click. Let me share you a story and clear this all up.


I remember going through one of the worst hitting slumps in my career back when I was a senior in college. My coaches kept reminding me of a small fundamental technique that you must do in order to be a successful hitter, called keeping your weight back when you hit. After a game where I struck out 3 times in 4 at bats, I was thinking about what I need to improve on to get out of this slump. I was frustrated because I knew I was a great hitter, and I shouldn't be performing this way. So I was determined to try everything to get out of my slump. Well, when I went out to practice the next day, my mind was clear and ready to get to work. My brain was on a rapid pace, and when my coach told me the same thing he's been telling me for the first month of the season, it finally clicked. For the first month of the season, I had a batting average of .200 with zero home runs. From that day on to the end of the season, I ended up with a .368 average and 7 home runs.


What made all the difference in the world my senior year? It was my mindset and my brain firing on a rapid rate to put me in that feeling where it clicked. The same applies here. You might be struggling with your business. But a time will come where you're in that mode, and you hear the one thing that will explode your business. And your life will never be the same. I don't know when that day will come for sure, but you'll never find out if you quit. Just like how I knew I would figure it out my senior year, I know that I will figure it out here.


Ryan McChesney

Tampa, Florida