The “Ten Percent” Myth

By: William Williams

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Are you achieving your brain’s full potential? Are you making the most of the mind-power God has given you?

Many people today take for granted  what is sometimes called the “10 percent” myth—the idea that the average person  uses just 10 percent of his or her brain. The origin of this idea is unclear—some point to American writer Lowell  Thomas, who referenced it in a foreword to an edition of Dale Carnegie’s How  to Win Friends and Influence People. Whatever its origin, the effect  and reach of the myth has been widespread.

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