Are our brains hard-wired?

By Jay Harper | Mindset and Motivation

Jul 26

Did You Know That Our Brain’s Were Hard-Wired To Keep Us In Our Comfort Zones?

It’s called the lizard brain.

What once was a vital survival mechanism to keep us from becoming lunch for razor-toothed, snarling predators, is now holding us back from achieving our goals, dreams and aspirations.

To paraphrase Seth Godin:

“We say we want one thing, then we do another.

We say we want to be successful but we sabotage the job interview.

We say we want to be thin but we eat too much.

We say we want to be smart but we skip class or don’t read that book the boss lent us.”

Our lizard brain wants us to stay safe. It wants to keeps from harms way.

But the fact is, unless you live in the Serengeti, we’re not being hunted by wild animals on a daily basis.

So the fears that our lizard brains now hold us back from are the very things that could propel us into greatness.

It’s the fear of starting something new, like a fitness program, that could literally change your life, or just make you feel a bit better than you do today.

It’s the fear of following your own passion and starting a business dream you believe in, instead of being stuck in a job you hate.

It’s the fear of getting out of a dead-end relationship because you’re just used to the familiarity.

In any case, rarely are the things that we hide from life or death situations.

There’s always more work out there.

There are always plenty of fish in the sea.

There’s a ton of different ways to get in shape.

You have to find what works for you and makes you happy.

Never give up, never settle.

Fight the fear and do it anyway!

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