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Myth – Brain Plasticity

Myth – Brain Plasticity

"The brain can rewire and change itself, and that means that you can learn anything."

The Self-Help Lie:

  • There is no talent, only effort. 
  • Since the brain is plastic, you can learn anything and you can get good at anything. 

The Truth:

The brain is plastic… Quite a bit. But that doesn’t mean it can rewire itself limitlessly.

What To Do:

  • You can improve on pretty much anything.
  • You are also better off choosing fields where you have a natural affinity for.


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