How are you when you’re at your best? When you’re feeling most alive, in the zone, on fire, however you want to call it.
For most of us, it’s when we’re going after something that’s really important to us.
Not getting it, but going after it.
You may have felt the “let down” experience. You work really hard to achieve something, you get it, and then a couple days or weeks later, you feel like something’s missing.
It’s said that Alexander wept when he had no more worlds to conquer. That he felt most alive when he was leading his armies across nations, but when he’d conquered all of them, there was nothing left for him to do.
The members of the various moon missions also felt the same kind of let down after returning to Earth. Training for, and then landing on the moon is a huge accomplishment.
Then they come back down to Earth, and stand around at the post office with the rest of us goofs.
Some psychologists believe that goal seeking is hard wired into us genetically, since for the majority of our history, we lived as hunter gatherers.
Meaning that those that didn’t have the unquenchable desire to keep going, and find out what was over that far hill were slowly removed from the gene pool.
But back then, we didn’t need to set goals. We had instincts. These instincts kept us alive.
Today, however, sometimes those instincts can get us into trouble.
Following the crowd without thinking, blindly following authority, or doing something just because you’ve always done it.
What helped us back then, doesn’t necessarily help us today.
That’s why if you want to build a fantastic life for yourself, knowing what these automatic triggers are is crucial.
After all, who do you want running your life?
Your higher self?
Or that ancient caveman inside you?
Learning what these triggers are, how most people respond to them, and how to avoid them will give you a huge advantage.
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