Our brains on default are very similar to toddlers.
First of all, the kinds of thoughts that run through your head unchecked … it’s Crazy Town in there!!! It’s like leaving a pack of unsupervised toddlers in your house for a few hours. Imagine the chaos you’d come back to … Yeah, that chaos is happening every day in your brain if you haven’t learned how to manage it.
What’s a toddler’s first word? Usually it’s NO. And guess what? Our brain, left on default, usually goes to a no, too. Our brains are designed to keep us safe, and the same. So saying no seems like a pretty safe first reaction.
And a confused mind always says no, as well.
But here’s the thing: safety and sameness and no usually doesn’t serve us. It takes courage and change and saying yes to yourself to get from where you are to where you want to be.
It’s time to tell your brain to grow up. No more toddler-ness.
What will you say yes to? What will you do that risks failure (and therefore doesn’t feel safe), but you know that on the other side of the failure is the opportunity for lots of success? What will you change (and therefore feel discomfort) for the sake of who you want to be?
Say yes to you.