All too often people allow other people to define who they are, and they find themselves lost in a labyrinth of assumptions and judgements that are completely untrue, yet they make them feel impotent. Being able to free ourselves from these false limits means achieving success in those areas of our lives that seem impossible to reach. In order to do that, we can follow the “limitless” model; each time we feel that we are living a life that is different from the one we truly desire, the first thing we need to ask ourselves is what is keeping our foot on the brakes, and where exactly does the obstacle lie? It might be our own mindset that is holding us back, or the problem may lie in our motivation, or in our methods.
It is definitely not in the brain, which is the most incredible machine ever created, capable of processing data faster than a computer, with an infinite memory, and the capacity to adapt to any situation, and above all, to do so according to the requests of its “owner”. For example, according to a study conducted by the neuroscientist Eleanor Maguire at the University College of London, taxi drivers have a more developed hippocampus (the part of the cerebral cortex that deals with memory) than other people of the same age, education and intelligence, who are not taxi drivers; it is as though the London cabbies’ brains expand to allow them to learn to recognise every little alley of the big city.