In today’s episode we talk about MOTIVATION! I struggle with motivation. I overthink, and suffer (yes, suffer) from Perfectionism and these two things are HUGE motivational blocks. We all have dreams, and goals that we want to achieve no matter the scale, but do you keep finding yourself no further along year after year? Are you constantly resetting the “resolution” clock every New Years???
ME!! I’ve been there, so let’s dive into what motivation is and how we can get more of it!
What is motivation >> Motivation is the energy and/or reason to act or behave in a certain way.
The most powerful and domineering section of our brain is structured around our survival and is very impulsive, always looking for the easy way out. And you’ll always be prone to blindly follow its lead, until you understand why and how it works. And decide to do it differently
Our brains are composed of three main sections that function at three different levels & we dive into what each area is responsible for:
- Low-level or Reptilian Brain
- Mid-level, or Mammalian Brain (Limbic System)
- High-level, or Human Brain (Neocortex)
Although these three sections are very distinct and do very different things, they do have a synergistic relationship and communicate between each other, holistically sharing responsibilities.
So why is it that we prefer pizza over salad or broccoli? Why do we resist doing that grueling workout? Or why do we spend countless hours on our mobile devices, or watching TV? Because our most powerful motivational and emotional drivers in our brain reside in our mid-level “mammalian” brain, our Limbic System. And our actions at this level are motivated by three deeply rooted survival instincts…
These three instincts have been coined the “Motivational Triad”, and it is crucial to learn and understand what they are and the effects they have on us, and what to do should we need to overcome their powerful habits.
Tune in to the episode to learn ALL ABOUT IT!
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