Good Day!

Last week our Granny passed away, she was also known as “Mama Hill “. It was a time filled with strong emotions, one emotion being a lightness of spirit amongst all of us in her release of pain.

My granny’s life was not without challenges. As a young woman, during World War II she was evacuated to Jamaica. She returned to Gib and started a family with Grandpa Joe. They had, eight children. She was later widowed and raised the family entirely on her own.

I spent a lot of quality time with her during her last years, one memory that will stick with me forever was her story of when she was at school where she would top her class at drama, dance and sports. The teachers (or nuns at the time), would frustratingly tell her again and again “Miss McMahon you certainly don’t show the same passion for your numbers!”

So in life nowadays we have SO many opportunities to exercise our strengths, don’t we? In a job, a hobby, so many! None in our granny’s times.

Strengths and weaknesses, and left brain –v- right brain came to mind, so after a little googling………………………………………….

“Modern research has debunked idea of right brain / left brain thinkers, however its popularity persists………… so what exactly did this theory suggest?

The Right Brain
According to the left-brain, right-brain dominance theory, the right side of the brain is best at expressive and creative tasks. Some of the abilities that are popularly associated with the right side of the brain include:

  • Recognizing faces

  • Expressing emotions

  • Music

  • Reading emotions

  • Color

  • Images

  • Intuition

  • Creativity

The Left Brain
The left-side of the brain is considered to be adept at tasks that involve logic, language and analytical thinking. The left-brain is often described as being better at:

  • Language

  • Logic

  • Critical thinking

  • Numbers

 “It’s absolutely true that some brain functions occur in one or the other side of the brain. Language tends to be on the left, attention more on the right. But people don’t tend to have a stronger left- or right-sided brain network. It seems to be determined more connection by connection,” explained the study’s lead author Dr. Jeff Anderson.”

So it’s all about promoting and exercising your strengths and accepting your weaknesses right?

Are you settling for what you currently do? Is your passion being exercised? Are you complete?

Whatever you wish to be in life…………….
Are brave enough to dream it? Then……………..
Don’t settle, take the necessary steps TODAY!
Think of your strengths, WHAT WILL YOU BE?

I talked about GOALS a couple of weeks back, REVISIT them, did you take any action towards them this week? START TODAY

Have a FANTABULOUS week all!

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