MENTAL EVOLUTION: HOW SHIFTING YOUR PERCEPTION AIDS IN HUMAN GROWTH

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“Mind over bull.”


As an adult, you are able to survive in this world because your parents may have given you the basics in how to go into world with confidence and live. But what your parents can try to prepare you for, that you inevitably have to do on your own is expand your mind. Expansion of the mind has to come from the inside out, not the outside in. That human growth of the mind that will allow you to become successful in whatever career endeavor you pursue. Because I don’t care how much talent you possess, if that mind is not clean, then you’re going to have problems progressing. And what do I mean by a clean mind. I mean recontexualizing the way you see the world in the current state so that you open yourself up to new possibilities. Those who don’t open themselves up will ultimately have a harder time succeeding. It will be hard to see that growth initially because you’re living in real time, but it’s gradual.

How do I know this considering I am so young? It’s because I now understand so much more at the age of 30 then I did at 20 because I shifted my perception on the world. But what I have also learned on that path is the difference between poverty versus prosperity; happiness versus depression. And it has a lot to do with how you perceive the world. Your perceptual views are very evolutionary based, and in order to move even through the ranks of socioeconomic, you have to shift perceptions. So if you want to go from being poor to building a life in the middle class, you can’t think the same way as you do when you are poor. There is a shared mind-frame of those that are poor that allows some to climb and others never to leave their position. And it’s because of the previous statement the ones who don’t leave poverty can’t connect to you.

Meaning, let’s say you are a lottery winner, and you win $1 million. A poor person runs out and buys a nice home and car, while the middle class person pays off their current home, and invest the rest in their children (if they have any), otherwise they safely invest in the market. Now, unlike the poor or even the middle class person, upper class understand that in context of this machine that is America, $1 million is so small. So they reinvest everything back in the system.But if you are poor and can’t understand why people win, that’s why. It’s not a conspiracy, they reinvest more than they spend. They put themselves in the know of whatever it is they want to attain. But that in itself all boils down to how your mind works and what you’re willing to open your mind to learn out here in the world.

In the end, the only way for your mind to grow is to open yourself to new ways of thinking. You have to epitomize what is evolution: a shift from what is simple to what is complex. Even in regards to household income, shift from simple to complex. That does mean going from poverty to prosperity is simple to complex, it simply means if you have found a way to go from poverty to the middle or even upper, you have defeated a statistical odd that said you couldn’t. So numbers in your case lie because you harnessed a skill to make this life work for you. So you have evolved, and you will continue to evolve.


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Author: faheemjackson44

I am from Racine, Wisconsin where I was raised until I graduated high school back in the year 2006. That entire time growing up in my mother's house, I was a student athlete. My goal was to embark on a general business career or athletics. But injuries through sports stopped a sports path, so I decided upon business with a focus in marketing. While attending undergraduate school at University of Wisconsin-Parkside, I began to write screenplays in my senior year. At first it was for fun, but I quickly learned writing allow me to transfer negative energy into characters I created. This led to a decrease in depressing mood swings, which in turn boosted my quality of life. After undergraduate school in May of 2011, I move to New York City for graduate school. While pursuing my MBA, I continued to write screenplays, but always wanted to write novels as well. I finished graduate school back in the year 2014, but wrote screenplays until I began thinking of my first short film, first First Day Fears. While finishing my fifth feature length screenplay, I started to write my first novel this year. So far, I have finished my first short film and working on my next one (Freedomless Speech), and recently self published my first novel (The Boy Who Could Talk To God) and short stories book (Faheem Jackson Short Story Collection Volume 1). My feature length screenplays have been put on temporary hold to finish my short films and books, but I am making good progress on my sixth feature length screenplay. With year 2017 ending, I am currently writing my novel Precinct 86 and Faheem Jackson Short Story Collection Vol. 2. I have started teaching myself photography and will pursuing that by summer of 2018, along with my videography, podcast later on, and more research for my documentary.

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