BE FEARLESS & DEMOLISH PUBLIC SPEAKING ANXIETY THROUGH SCIENCE & MINDSET
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We’re all spectacularly flawed humans, and we all need to be more proactive in some parts of our lives. Our brains are naturally hard-wired to criticize every possible move and critically evaluate every situation. It's arguably a survival mechanism there to protect us from life in the wild. The problem is, we don't need it in such an obvious way anymore, so we misunderstand it.
The majority of humans don’t go out to hunt in packs anymore. We don’t chase down giant beasts and kill them with hand-made weapons and we don’t have to fend off wild animals on a daily basis. Our brains are an amazing thing, so they have adapted to our new lifestyles. In that adaptation, they have become critical of our every move so as to produce tactical advantages in today’s world.
The problem comes when we misinterpret that critical view and we become preoccupied with our own feelings. If your brain is telling you that you didn’t do something well, it’s not intended to knock you down, it’s intended as a warning so that you can perfect your technique and gain a tactical advantage.
The good news is that you can train your brain to see things as they are, no better no worse. Once they are able to do this, they see the situation in their favour and think tactically. This doesn’t come naturally to anyone. It comes as a habit that is either instilled in us through our environment and positive thinking cycle (remember Dave) or through practice and hard work. It's one of the most important things you will ever learn to do.
Please note: this doesn't mean you don't see negative situations as they are. It means you realise that depending on how you see these situations, they can help you or damage you. It means that you always find a way to use these ‘negative situations’ to strengthen you rather than set you back. Whether the glass is half-full or half empty doesn’t matter when you trust that you are resourceful enough to find more water.