My latest #iMentor session for the week :
#iMentor with Harkheindzel Kenny O: “Entering the neural network of success”
When it comes to neural networks the basic thing you need to know is that it’s a process of tiny movements from different sectors that work together to give a desired result. (I think that’s the simplest way I can make the non-science guys to get the drift.)
There are majorly two categories:
1. Artificial neural network and
2. Biological neural network
An artificial neural network is an interconnected
group of nodes, akin to the vast network of
neurons in a brain.
In neuroscience , a biological neural network
(sometimes called a neural pathway ) is a series of
interconnected neurons whose activation defines a
recognizable linear pathway. The interface through
which neurons interact with their neighbors usually
consists of several axon terminals connected via
synapses to dendrites on other neurons. If the sum
of the input signals into one neuron surpasses a
certain threshold , the neuron sends an action
potential (AP) at the axon hillock and transmits this
electrical signal along the axon. (wait a minute!! before you crucify me for the whole scientific language, you will have to deal with Wikipedia first.)
Basically it’s how things work. That’s what the whole story and definition tells us.
Ok, enough of the Greek. Let’s move to today’s session.
Today’s topic is on SUCCESS. Success is a very empirical word. It could mean many things to many people.
The neural network consists of the input, hidden and output nodes. This is actually where I am going with this session. I will try to pick on a few input, hidden and output factors.
In this case, the output (what we desire as the result is already known. It’s success!) is a constant. The two things we need to work towards now is one the two variables called input and hidden.
Try to take this session slowly so there is no mental over floating. (I guess that’s just on a light note).
I will also like to inform you that I would not have to give all the possible permutations or combinations in this session as I have a limited time to present every session.
I have 5 definitions of success I would want you to know before going on.
What is success?
success ( səkˈsɛs)
1. the favourable outcome of something
2. the attainment of wealth, fame, etc
3. an action, performance, etc, that is
characterized by success
4. a person or thing that is successful
5. any outcome
The Neural network of Success:
For a single outcome, we might have several input and hidden variables. I hope to talk about this better in other sessions if I have the time.
Just think of it this way… Before you can pick a pen with your hands, a lot of things need to be involved.
Sense of sight,
Impulse transmission from brain to hand and hand to brain,
Sense of touch,
Pressure balancing: internal and external,
(should I continue? I can see you are getting bored with the lists)
This is just to explain how much input is necessary just to pick up a pen. Am sure many of you never thought of it that way before. That’s why Harkheindzel Initiative is here for you..
Today’s session will focus only on the first definition of success. (you can refer to the top to view them again) so I will just call that succes1 for easy identification.
Success1: the favourable outcome of something
I guess this gives us a clue to one of the variables.
This word ‘attempt’ goes with the category of hope. Meaning you try something out in view of getting something out of it. But this is not always done with all available facts. The moment you have all the facts, it becomes a more certain ‘action’.
From the same definition, another input(though hidden this time) is
2. “FAVOUR”. Favour is not a tangible substance but it is equally necessary to achieve the preferred outcome known as success.
Another necessary input is
3. ‘STUDY or INFORMATION’. This is because you cannot attempt something when you are totally ignorant about it. No matter how little the info is.
In this age, we need to acquire a skill called ‘EXCELLENCE’. This is not a luxury but a necessity. I believe those who view and anticipate my #iMentor sessions don’t want the insight to remain average. With me you have no choice but to be exceptional.
Then again is a choice of
4. ‘TEAMWORK or SOLE WORK’. I will explain this a moment . There are some things you can do better on your own and there are some stages that no matter how good you are, you just need to have someone else besides yourself to work with. This is the difference between the #team and the #sole.
Another important factor(I call this the most important) is the
5. ‘GOD FACTOR’
Gen 27:20 Isaac said to his son, “How is it that you have found it so quickly, my son?” He said, “Because Yahweh your God gave me SUCCESS.”
I believe this need no further introduction. The word justifies itself.
All these input will not make much sense if you don’t fuse in the hidden inputs. The hidden inputs are the ones that helps you get as close to the output as possible.
Actions are inputs but habits are the hidden inputs. Therefore one thing that can cripple a journey of success are the wrong ‘HABITS’.
What then are the right habits?
I have listed here just a few.
LOVE , JOY , PEACE , PATIENCE , KINDNESS , GOODNESS , FAITH ,GENTLENESS ,SELF-CONTROL, DISCERNMENT/PRECOGNITION, DETERMINATION, to mention but a few. Another vital hidden input that must not be joked off is…
no matter how hard you try, if you don’t believe that you will be successful you will eventually burn out due to frustration and fruitlessness.
Faith in this context is the confidence you have that you will succeed. This will affect your words, actions and psychology.
I will end this session today with one other input you must not fail… Is
If you think you are the very best the world has seen, you are fooling yourself. There are better people who will beat you hands down. The only instrument you can use to overtake them is ‘Knowledge and it’s proper application’. And I believe that’s why you are reading this #iMentor session.
However, you can’t do it all on your own. You need the help of those who are ahead of you in one way or the other. These includes;
Certain field of interest, etc.
At this stage, I don’t need to tell you that you need a mentor. If you still have doubts then you need to read an earlier #iMentor session last year titled: ‘why you need a mentor’.
Read it and bring yourself up to speed.
My time is up. Till next #iMentor session….
Always do better, till you better the best!
Harkheindzel Kenny O.