The brain is a wonderful mechanism. I remember being told once that one of its most valuable features is to protect us, and I suppose generally that’s true.
But the brain also has a wonderful ability to get used to stuff that under different circumstances would send us into a frenzy of worry, activity or anger. Something that is at the top of our list of priorities today often plummets to the depths of the abyss of eternal darkness tomorrow.
I used to deliver a personal development seminar a few years ago and, when talking about learning new things, asked one audience how long they thought it would take to learn to play the piano. One man at the back of the room jumped up and said “43 years”, which came as rather a surprise to the rest of us as I guess most people had a year or two in mind ...... click here for the rest of the blog