Chapter 3

You can change

Build new pathways in the brain that will take you to who you want to be

Neuroplasticity

As stated in the introduction, the accepted wisdom, until fairly recently, was that, once we reached adulthood, our brains and, therefore our personality and our identity had become fixed. Now we know, thanks to neuroscience, that we can remould our brain through the entirety of our life, and we know (and are continually learning more) about how the process works.1 This means that we can change, and therefore choose, the way our mind thinks. We can change, and therefore choose, the way we experience the world. We can build new neural pathways in the brain that will take us towards the person that we want to be.

This magnificent ...

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