Your Brain is the Best Liar
Ahhhhh that reptilian brain of yours!
Designed for seeking pleasure and rest.
For avoiding change and doing scary things.
You can thank your brain for protecting your multi-millennia old human ancestors, but you’ve gotta get it in check for the world we exist in today.
You see…it’s not your brain’s fault that it’s a chronic liar.
It’s just doing what it’s supposed to do – to keep you safe.
Unfortunately, it hasn’t quite realized that no animal is looking to eat you as its prey on a daily basis. Or that food is no longer in scarcity.
So, it keeps doing its job. One that served our ancestors well but not so much the modern human. And it lies to you. A LOT. It tells you that changing is terrifying, life-threatening even. So, you obviously shouldn’t do that.
It tells you to live for pleasure – rest, good food, fun and not to distress yourself with uncomfortable things like exercise or a new challenge like triathlon.
The next time your brain pipes up and makes you feel resistance or fear to something you know you need to do, just remember what’s actually happening.
Start seeing yourself almost as a separate entity from your brain. Because your brain truly has its own agenda separate from yours.
Reply below, and let me know how this sits with you, my friend. You might even be feeling a little like your mind is blown – and that’s to be expected.
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Erinne Guthrie is a USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach since 1999 and Chief Motivating Officer at Full Circle Coaching, LLC since 2010. She has been training, racing and coaching triathletes since 1997. She is also a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, USMS Master’s Swim Coach, Motivational Speaker, Metabolic Efficiency Specialist, Mom and much much more.
Very true. The transformed mind leads to the transformed life.
yes indeed- kind of like you- when you first learned about what an Ironman was. You thought was “there is no way I could do that”! and now 6 months later after training you are thinking – “I can do that!” we are on the right track but now you have the belief it is possible! so great!
Yes indeed. This saboteur shows up in every facet of life. There are ways to manage it though. For example, confront it and engage in a dialog with that voice. You can tap into your dreams, hopes and wishes as a way to counterbalance the voice on your shoulder. Try it just for fun.
I love that URS- great idea- I like to say “thanks for sharing” and switch to a positive thought!