Studies show that your genetic makeup affect your success. How do they connect, and what can you do to turn on these success genes?
We often see genes as affecting only our physical health but not our emotional health. However, research is showing that genes affect our emotions, in terms of behavioral patterns. Since genes affect our behavior, it therefore affects what happens in our lives and what we can achieve.
That is how genes do affect our success. Epigenetics is the study of how certain gene expressions can turn on or off, both by nature (the condition in which we are born) and by nurture (what we consciously and actively do to affect those genes).
The genes that are on or off can affect your characteristics or traits. Your view about the world, sense of adventure, and appetite for risk are all affected in some part by your genes circuitry, or epigenome.
If your adventure genes are on, you might always be looking for adventure and able to find new opportunities to improve your life. If your security genes are on, you might look for long-term stability and safety, taking minimal risks and preparing for potential emergencies you predict.
If your epigenome is a perfect match with those who are successful entrepreneurs, then you have a high chance of becoming one yourself. If not, then you have a low chance to be one, but there are plenty of active efforts you can do to switch your circuits and increase your chances, if that is what you desire in life.
Are You Born With the Right Genes?
Further research states that our epigenome isn’t only affected by our genetic makeup at birth, but also the genetic circuitry of our parents, grandparents, and great grandparents. The beliefs and feelings your ancestors experienced throughout their lives can affect your condition today.
For example, a study found a possible connection between a father’s food intake and his child’s mental performance. The choices your father made regarding his health can affect your mental health that you experience right now, whether good or bad.
Of course, we’ve already established that our epigenome isn’t set in stone. It’s possible to accept our default genetic makeup and live with its consequences, whatever they may be. But it’s also possible to change it, to use nurture to switch on (or off) any genes that we think is beneficial for our goals.
How to Switch On Your Success Genes
One method that is shown to affect our gene conditions is meditation. Other than the direct benefits of meditation, such as reduced stress levels and improved health, it can nurture our gene expression to turn on what we need to turn on.
Researchers at the University of California discovered meditation can decrease the expression of certain cancer genes on low-risk patients. The meditation helps to mitigate the processes involved with the development of cancer by turning off the regulators that form tumors.
The length of telomeres in our chromosome affect our stress levels. Meditation helps to maintain the length of these telomeres so that we feel minimal stress. That is one example of how we can affect our epigenome through active efforts to influence our success.
Therefore, we can say that success is in our genes. Some people are born with the correct genetic makeup that fits with the requirements with success in today’s markets. Other people have to use epigenetics to figure out which genes need to be turned on or off to help them be successful.
This topic is mentioned in the Wealth Activator Code book. Regardless of your epigenome, nobody is born perfect and nobody is unfairly given all the advantages at birth. There is always a trade off for every advantage we get.
A person who is courageous is often face to face with risk. Therefore, understand what changes are important and have an impact on achieving your goals, and work to nurture the genes that help you.