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How Your Wonderful Mind Needs to See You Think

I don’t know if you ever got into reading the Harry Potter series of books.  For a long time I didn’t and then my son convinced me I was missing a great story.

Not me I thought!  Those books are for kids!

Well, ultimately I had an obligation to him to read the entire series of seven books.  Why…because he bought them for me as a Christmas gift!

Funny how the mind works, isn’t it?  While in one mindset, I was not interested in or ever going to read any of the Harry Potter books…let alone seven!  But, with the flip of a switch in my mind due to what I felt was a sense of obligation, I ended up reading and enjoying all seven of the books in the series.

Here’s a quick summary of what I learned from those books.  Harry was constantly faced with very serious challenges in his life.  Yes, the story is very gripping as it describes those challenges but that’s not really the essence of what can be learned.

No, the Harry Potter stories are more about what Harry’s mind needed to see him think so he could overcome the challenges.

Your story is similar in that your wonderful mind needs to see you think in particular ways so you can be, do or have all that you want in your life.

Watch this video to find out what I mean.


 garylogonewbrownsmallSo, what is the first step you are going to take in changing your thinking and as a result changing your behaviors?  Your mind is waiting to see what you do!

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Sandy Geroux, M.S.

November 14, 2015 11:50 am Reply

Hi, Gary – I love this story and the lessons from Harry Potter. But what I really enjoyed was YOUR lesson on not shutting down your own options. Instead of refusing to read the books based on a pre-conceived notion, you opened your mind and discovered a wonderful series you enjoyed!

I also had a similar experience recently when I stumbled on The Lord of the Rings trilogy on TV. I was never interested in it, but left it on “in the background.” Well, I got interested in it – and then watched all three movies, enjoying them tremendously!

So, here’s to new experiences – and keeping your mind open to incredible delights from unexpected sources!

    Gary Greenfield

    November 15, 2015 2:40 pm Reply

    Thanks for the comment, Sandy. Life without new experiences can’t be life at all, in my opinion!