So, as I write this, I’m sitting in the waiting room at our local, excellent garage, RJs Motors, Harlow. Yet again, one of the front tyres got a nail in it. Don’t you just love it when this happens?
It got me thinking, as I was waiting for the replacement tyres to be fitted, what retyrement might be like. Actual retirement is a long way off for me; retyrement though is something that I can do on a regular basis.
Imagine having a set of beliefs (we’ll call them ‘tyres’) that aren’t working the way you want them to. What would it be like to change those ‘tyres’ for some other ones that might be more helpful to you?
You can, you know. One of the things psychologists are realising more and more is that the ways things are for you is not the way things need to be. Nothing’s fixed when it comes to the mind, unless you want it that way. It’s something that we at Powerchange have said for many years. Andrew Sercombe, CEO of Powerchange, has written an excellent recent post that I would strongly encourage you to read. You’ll be glad you did. You can find his blog at: http://andrewsercombe.wordpress.com
The world of neuroscience is changing at a phenomenal rate. Thoughts and ideas from only a few decades ago are being systematically taken apart, as PET and fMRI scanning techniques (don’t worry about the acronyms; by all means look them up on the Internet via the links) reveal discoveries of the ways our mind is wired. Further, and most exciting of all, we can rewire our minds. It’s plastic (sort of!) after all and I, like you, can remould plastic.
Your beliefs housed in your mind and dictating your behaviours, whatever they are, are not fixed. They can be remoulded; they can be retyred. If you want to change them for something else more useful to you, you can. It might well take a bit of work (most things in life worth doing require effort on our behalf) but it will be worth it. And I can help you.
What ‘tyres’ do you want to take off and discard and what fresh-thinking new ‘tyres’ do you want to put on instead? Retyring isn’t just for the over 60s you know; it’s for everyone.
“I’m retyring today!” said John, jubilantly, to his friend, Chris in the pub.
“I thought you retired yesterday?” replied Chris, bewildered.
“I did!”, said John. “And I’m retyring tomorrow too! And the day after!”