The Most Overlooked Key to Success

Over the past several years I have shared countless tips for achieving greater success, garnered from the insights, wisdom and life experiences of some of the world’s most successful people and organizations. But out of all of the strategies for success out there, I believe there is one simple truth that is often overlooked.

Dr. Daniel Amen is a physician, psychiatrist and professor who recently shared with SUCCESS Magazine his passion for spreading the message that “If your brain works right, you work right.”

According to Dr. Amen, who is the medical director of the Amen Clinics and a leading expert on brain health, Most people don’t even think about the organ between their ears, but as a leader, it is vital that you understand the effect of brain health on your ability to lead.”

We all know, on some level, that we probably should be taking better care of our bodies than we currently are. In addition to motivating factors like fitting into your favorite jeans again or being able to keep up with the grandkids, there looms the threat of heart disease, diabetes, certain forms of cancer and many other preventable illnesses. But something many of us fail to realize is how much our brain health affects every aspect of our daily lives – and how significantly we can improve (or neglect) the health of our brains.

Dr. Amen shares five essentials for optimizing the health of your brain:

  • Sleep
  • Food
  • Exercise
  • Activity
  • Positivity

Stay tuned for next week’s article where I will expand on these five areas and further discuss the significant impact of your brain’s health on your daily performance and ultimate success. As Dr. Amen reminds us: 

Your brain is the origin of your personality, character, intelligence and every decision you make. It rules your world. By making choices that create a healthy brain, you’ll be happier, physically healthier, wealthier, wiser, and you’ll make better decisions.”

Better brain health – an undeniably essential success principle for all of us!

To read the full article by Dr. Daniel Amen as featured by SUCCESS Magazine, please click here.

Next week’s post will discuss the list above. Do you have any essentials you would add to the list for optimizing brain health? Join the conversation by leaving a comment below!

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I am a leader, speaker, and author who is passionate about Leadership Excellence and Achieiving Greater Success. I am the author of the books Be An Inspirational Leader(2016) and Presidential Leadership (2013), and deliver keynote presentations on those topics and several others.

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