I don’t know if it is the summer heat or the fact that the kids are on holidays from school, but I’ve noticed a startling trend with my clients over the last week since returning from my own summer vacation.
It seems a lot of my clients have had their heads buried in the sands of avoidance.
I always say that avoidance just makes the problems bigger and harder to overcome. So why is it that the human brain looks to avoid problems rather than practice the awareness that helps us to overcome them?
In this week’s ‘MoMonday Video: Avoidance vs Awareness (click here to watch),’ I break down what’s going on beneath the surface in the brain when this self-sabotaging autopilot decision pops up as a performance roadblock for us all.
Remember, the brain migrates away from pain and towards pleasure, so in essence, when the brain avoids performance problems, it thinks it’s doing its job correctly.
The secret to overcoming this bad mental habit is understanding how to change the way your brain is looking at the challenge or adversity it is trying to avoid.
All you have to do is press play to learn how to do this all on your own.
Until next time, make every performance count!