Hello, everyone! Today's topic is about the way our thoughts can affect our physical and intellectual reality. You might call it mind over matter, but I call it an amazing way to get awesome SAT scores!
Here's an example: A couple of psychologists asked two groups of people to answer questions. People in one group were told that before each question, the answer would be briefly flashed on their screens — too quickly to consciously perceive, but slow enough for their unconscious to take it in.
The other group was told that the flashes simply signaled the next question. In fact, for both groups, a random string of letters, not the answers, was flashed. But, remarkably, the people who thought the answers were flashed did better on the test. Expecting to know the answers made people more likely to get the answers right.
Just imagine what you can do with your SAT scores with this kind of power! And it's something to which we all have access - anytime.
My point here is to tell you that we are each capable of far more than we give ourselves credit for.You can rock the SATs. Just expect that somewhere inside your mind, you know the answers. Sure, you might need to brush up on some geometry rules, but your mind has capabilities we do not yet fully understand. Assume the best of yourself - and your brain. Expect excellence, and your brain will produce it. Also, take a breath. Don't get too intense about all this stuff. You can't force it.
Here's a quote from the article:
"People have significant psychological resources to improve their well-being and performance, but these resources often go unused and could be better harnessed. The mind and body are not separate; our thoughts have remarkable control over our bodies, and our mindsets are capable of improving our brains’ performance."
Here is the link. Have fun, and do good work!