What makes you anxious?
What are you afraid of?
What are your fears… your irrational fears?
We all have them.
Blame it on your “Lizard Brain”… the part of your brain called the amygdala.
The amygdala’s job is to provide us with our most primal instincts: fear, hunger and arousal. It drives us to fend off predators and protect ourselves from harm.
Useful if you are getting attacked by a bear…. not so useful if it is making you irrationally anxious about…
- Speaking in front of a group of people…
- Learning how to use new technology…
- Writing an article for a coaching journal…
- Expanding your comfort zone.
So how do you overcome these irrational fears… how do you tame your lizard brain?
The advice by marketing expert Seth Godin…
“To overcome an irrational fear… replace it with a habit.
If you’re afraid to write, write a little, every day. Start with an anonymous blog, start with a sentence. Every day, drip, drip, drip, a habit.
If you’re afraid to speak up, speak up a little, every day. Not to the board of directors, but to someone. A little bit, every day.
Habits are more powerful than fears.”
Recognize and acknowledge your fears… then begin crushing them incrementally by developing powerful habits.
You can do this…. A little bit every day.
You would expect nothing less from your players or students… right?
You Can Do More… your brain is lying to you… Don’t Believe It!
Jeff Floyd – firstname.lastname@example.org