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Willingness: Your Anti-Caveman

Hey there, my friends! Let's talk about willingness. It's the secret ingredient to success, and I'm not just talking about luck or brains here. Nope, it's all about having the right attitude toward trying new things. And after years of working in this field, I've developed a personal radar for spotting those who will truly succeed. So listen up, because I'm about to give you the inside scoop.


First off, let's address the unwilling. They're protectors of pain, always hesitant to try new things because of negative experiences that have left them scarred and wary. But shifting from false alarms to willing opportunity-seizers is a conscious act that doesn't happen by accident. It takes effort and a willingness to push past those feelings of fear and discomfort.


Now, I want to share with you my game changer. Learning that our brains are flawed for today's world has been a real eye-opener for me. It's helped me reset my hazard boundaries and approach new experiences with more openness and curiosity. You see, our desire to protect ourselves from new, potentially painful experiences comes from a deep part of the brain called the "lizard brain" by scientists. It was wired for survival in the caveman days, when tigers and other threats lurked around every corner. But today, there aren't any lurking tigers or hairy kid snatchers at our cave door. So why are we still making judgments from this primitive part of our brain?


By understanding that our brains are flawed for the modern world, we can reset our hazard boundaries and approach new experiences with more openness and willingness to try. And trust me, rejecting our inner caveman can lead to more fulfilling and rewarding lives.


If you're struggling with willingness, don't worry, there are things you can do to build it up. Start by examining the concepts you automatically push against. Challenge those judgments and take some time to marinate on new ideas. Seek out knowledge and new experiences to expand your horizons and gain the confidence you need to take on new challenges.


So, the next time you're feeling hesitant about trying something new, ask yourself, is it really going to kill me to try? Remember, having the right attitude toward trying new things is the key to success today (no more caveman thinking). And with a little bit of willingness, the sky's the limit. Thanks for tuning in, my friends!


Audrey

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