Who’d’ve Thunk It?

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“Mind over matter” is one of the most widely known colloquial phrases, and it turns out it’s a little truer than we thought. This cute little instructional film isn’t quite telling us The Secret, but it’s pretty awesome nonetheless.

It turns out that visualizing an activity can have an amazingly direct impact on how capable you become at that activity. Practicing in your head isn’t quite as potent as practicing in real life, but according to research, it’s a great way to make up the difference on the days you’re tempted to skip, or even to sneak in a few extra hours of practice. Watch this video for the days you can’t get yourself to that piano, that violin, that drawing board or even those kettlebells.

Written by Raj Gopal.↓

Raj Gopal (n.): DPS maximizer; Nerdsmith; Intellectual gadfly.

Raj Gopal (n.): DPS maximizer; Nerdsmith; Intellectual gadfly.

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