Most, if not all, modern problems, can be described in terms of “instinct mismatch.”
Our mind-body systems were not calibrated for the modern world.
We were calibrated to live in a much different environment.
One instinct that helped us back then but can utterly destroy us today is the “windfall” instinct.
For example, consider two tribes of people.
They are in different, but similar places.
Both tribes are chasing a wooly mammoth.
The first tribe has a sense of awareness of what will happen if they catch it.
A more logical understanding.
They know they’ll catch it, they’ll eat it, and then they’ll have to go find another one.
A never ending daily grind.
But the second tribe has a less rational approach.
False Beliefs Better
They believe, incorrectly, that this next wooly mammoth is going to be the ONE THING they need to finally live the good life.
Yes, this is an absolutely false belief.
But it would make the second tribe, with the false belief, just a little bit more effective in their pursuit.
The first tribe, the daily grind tribe, wouldn’t be as driven.
All nature cares about is not what goes on in our brains, but who can replicate the most.
And the second tribe, driven by their FALSE belief, would replicate more.
They’d kill the woolly mammoth, and have a HUGE party.
Then their food would vanish, and hunger would set in.
And that false belief would pop up again.
That the NEXT woolly mammoth would be the ONE thing that can lead them to the good life.
This collection of false beliefs helped us way back in the day.
We were essentially motivated by over-estimation of the benefits of success.
This drove us more than any other tribe of type of human living at that time.
Today, this can destroy us.
We think we want something.
We think once we get that something, we’ll take things to the next level.
But then we get the thing, it’s cool, but then we feel a sense of letdown.
Almost as if the world is lying to us.
As if we’ve tricked.
Nobody is tricking us.
It is our job to understand and manage our instincts.
This is why having horizon goals is better than having specific goals.
A horizon goal is just what it sounds like.
To always have a drive to get something in the next six months to a year, that is better than now.
Leave it undefined and pursue it with ambition.
And every year, that six months or a year is always out there.
Always Out There
On the horizon.
This will create never ending momentum, forward progress, and increasing successes.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.