I am sure that many of you would have heard the statistic that we only use 10% of our brainpower.
Although this is an encouraging concept, and one that suggests that we have so much more potential within us, it does pose the question of how 100% of brainpower can be defined – that can be left to the real boffins to ponder on…
What is certainly true, is that the brain is an incredibly efficient engine and only uses what is required to perform the task at hand. If that means that only a small % of the brain’s functional ability is being used, then you can be confident that is all that is needed.
How many times do we rush around, convinced that we are being effective because we appear to be doing multiple things at the same time. Even when we feel as if we are being productive, how many times have you felt that nagging feeling that there may have been a better way?
When that happens, it may be a good idea to stop and think ‘what would my brain do in this situation?’
Perhaps the 10% rule may be a better option?