“A mind focused on doubt and fear
cannot focus on the journey to victory.”
– Mike Jones
Fear is a normal and adaptive response to perceived threat that has evolved over millions of years. This response is often referred to as “Fight or Flight” – ie when faced with a threat you will either confront the situation or run away.
Here’s a great short video which explains Fight or Flight.
Fight or Flight response to fear is an important tool in our survival kit. However if the fear, real or imagined is not addressed, it will hinder your ability to make progress on your goals. Breaking through the walls of your fears is essential if you want to transform and achieve more success with your goals
What insight did you gain from watching this video? Please share your comments below.
What Is Stress?
Stress is the body’s reaction to a change that requires a physical, mental or emotional adjustment or response. It’s a person’s physiological response to an internal or external stimulus that triggers the fight-or-flight response.
This primitive response was designed to aid our ancestors survival by preparing the body to tackle or run away from threats. And as such, served an important purpose – our survival.
How Stress Affects Us
In the wild, once an animal is away from the threat, its body calms and it returns to normal. However humans are different. We differ to animals in our response in two key ways: [Read more…]
The U.S. senator and onetime prisoner of war John McCain defined courage as a brief, singular occurrence: “that rare moment of unity between conscience, fear, and action, when something deep within us strikes the flint of love, of honor, of duty, to make the spark that fires our resolve.”
I both agree and disagree with this statement.
Courage Moves You
The part I agree with, is that courage is a moment of unity between conscience, fear and action … that fires our resolve”. It’s a moment where you choose [Read more…]