What do you think and feel when you read this: You're more than smart enough, you're more than deserving enough to achieve each one of your goals. Do you believe it? Do you believe it to be true every day in every situation?
Neuro-science is constantly learning more about how our brain works. The amygdala, more commonly known as reptile brain, has a specific function: keeping us safe. Everything that gives us a sense of discomfort is interpreted by the amygdala as a danger. When this happens the amygdala takes over other functions of the brain, for instance the frontal cortex which thinks rationally. Our brain in other words gets hijacked.
It's those moments when you act or answer "without thinking".
The good news is that there's a way to prevent this from happening. One way is training your brain to positive thoughts and feelings and working on being conscious of what's holding you back from achieving your goals at work and in life.
Here's an exercise you can start practicing straight away: sit down undisturbed, reflect and identify any person, situation or feeling that are blocking you from being who you really are or wish to be. Focus deliberately and be conscious. Then let go of that person or those persons, situations and feelings. Focus instead in the people, situations and feelings that help you be who you really are or wish to be, who help you achieve your goals.
Stop focusing on what you can't do and start focusing on what you actually can do. Then stick to the plan, just do it, don't hesitate and don't look back. You can evaluate how it went, you can evaluate your contribution, you can evaluate if there's anything you can do differently next time. Don't spent time and energy evaluating what went wrong,. This is equivalent of staying in the past. Evaluate instead what can be improved.
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