The other day, this was forwarded to me by five people in five different groups I belong to. Please take a moment to read it.
7H15 M3554G3 53RV35 7O PR0V3
H0W 0UR M1ND5 C4N D0 4M4Z1NG 7H1NG5
1N 7H3 B3G1NN1NG 17 WA5 H4RD BU7
N0W, 0N 7H15 LIN3 Y0UR M1ND 1S
R34D1NG 17 4U70M471C4LLY W17H0U7
3V3N 7H1NK1NG 4B0U7 17,
0NLY C3R741N P30PL3 C4N R3AD 7H15!
Can you raed this? Olny 55 people out of 100 can.
I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mtaetr in what oerdr the ltteres in a word are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is that the frsit and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still raed it whotuit a pboerlm. This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the word as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!
There is a good chance that by the end of the message you were pretty comfortable reading it although spelling for every other word was messed up.
My friend Girish Bangalore suggested a video about how the brain adapts to help one learn to ride a bike with a twist. Check this out below:
Think about it.
It took a few minutes to adapt to a new kind of spellings and to become comfortable.
If you reflect back, you can count hundreds of instances where you adapted to new conditions – sometimes easily, sometimes joyfully even though it was a struggle.
From being unable to move to crawling to walking to running.
From not knowing how to make a phone call to being comfortable using today’s smartphones.
From not knowing how to ride a bicycle to driving your car on a freeway at high speeds.
From not knowing how to text something to texting while driving ( if you are doing that, please stop).
I can go on and on.
There seems to be one thing in common – you WANTED to adapt to the new way. Once that condition was met, you forget whether the change was hard or not – you just did whatever you needed to do to get to the next level.
When you didn’t WANT something badly, it’s a completely different story!!
Change is not hard.
Change is not easy either.
How badly you want that change hugely influences your perspective on whether that change is easy or hard. Sometimes, when you badly want something, you don’t even notice the struggle you are going through to change yourself and adapt to the new conditions.