3MN: a visual of your brain and why you need to give it a break.

3MN: a visual of your brain and why you need to give it a break.

Happy 3-Minute Thursday!

Your breakthrough is only 3 minutes away!

💬 In the next 3 minutes:

  1. It's time to give your brain a break.
  2. A visual of your thoughts.
  3. Write down God's vision for your life.

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🧠 Minute 1 - Give your brain a break.

I have found my mind to be like an active bee hive. Thoughts are like bees zipping from one part of my brain to the other,

"I need to complete this project before the end of the day. Oh, that reminds me, I need to grab more milk before I get home. The boys need to get to bed early tonight for their big day tomorrow. Do I want to move to Vienna and work in a language school? Am I a bad dad for even thinking of uprooting my family? Oh look, my favorite pencil."

You get the idea.

Grab a piece of paper. It’s time to give your brain a rest: it has been working really, really hard to keep track of every single open item, idea, anxious thought, delegated task, worry, home repair, and potential project that has come into your awareness over the past few months.

David Allen, the founder of the productivity system Getting Things Done, calls these ‘open loops’. Our brains experience constant low-level anxiety when we have open loops, which not only distracts us, but also makes it harder to focus. Instead of putting this enormous burden on your brain, write it down!

One huge benefit to writing things down is the ability to clarify. Clarity helps people become successful because they can clarify their goals, priorities, and intentions.

💭 Minute 2 - A visual of your thoughts.

✏️ Minute 3 - Let's think BIG for a minute.

Write it down. If God has given a vision for your life, but you don't see how it could possible be reality, it's time to capture it. Write it down and listen to the first thoughts that come to mind; "That's too crazy," or "There is not a chance" are likely some of the leading soundtracks.

Pro tip: that usually means your leaning in the right direction. God's purposes for your life are so much grander than you could ever imagine. Capture the vision, write it down, and then pray over it: "God, give me a heart to believe this could be true."

Here are some things you might write down:

  • A vision to pinch pennies and pay off my debt in a year.
  • A vision to become a skilled medical practitioner and establish a mobile clinic.
  • A vision to start a mentorship program for at-risk teenagers.
  • A vision to take a month off of work every year from now on.
  • A vision to write a book that will help thousands of people find their purpose.

Write it down. Capture the thought. Pray over it. Witness what God can do.

Remember: Small changes lead to lasting breakthroughs. Reply to this email and let me know how it went.


A G I A T B Y A, S T I A T A A T, H A T Y N, Y W A I E G W.

And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. - 2 Corinthians 9:8

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Until next week,

Payton Minzenmayer


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