Repeated words and thoughts get stronger. This information is timeless because God’s Word and principles never change. This information came from a neurosurgeon. Dr. Young Cho also writes about this in his book “The Fourth Dimension.”
The Speech Center
The speech center in the brain has total dominance over the nerves of the body. If we say, “I can’t do _____”, right away all the nerves begin to declare the same thing. The body receives information from the central nervous system saying, “John Doe” has no ability or capability; and instruction is given to give up striving to develop any capacity or capability to accomplish that act.
“John Doe” (or one of us) has just prepared ourselves to be an incapable person. If we say we are old and tired, then the speech center responds, giving out orders to carry out what we just said. Then your brain sends signals to your body to slow down and become less active when you say you are retired. (I’ve heard it said that the number of people who die within 2 years of retirement is well above 50%.)
Repetition Brings Strength
Words and thoughts that are repeated often get stronger by repetition. They sink down into the subconscious mind and affect behavior, actions and reactions of the person involved. The subconscious mind regards words and thoughts that get lodged inside as true and describing a real situation. Once this happens, the mind endeavors to align the words and thoughts with the reality of the person saying/thinking them. It will accept the words we say as truth and will put obstacles in our way. One the other hand, if we say, “I can do that”, then our brain will begin to map out a way to bring these words to pass.
I used to say, “I can’t remember……..” and I would not remember it. Now, I am training myself to say, “It will come to me” or “I know exactly what I came into this room to do”. I have the mind of Christ and do hold the thoughts and purposes of His heart. I am fearfully and wonderfully made. The memory of the just is blessed.