How many times have you hindered yourself from doing something exciting or interesting because of fear of the unknown? In fact, the brain is constructed to choose the known before the unknown. We get rewarded from the brain when we choose something familiar to us. It keeps us happy but it also sometimes prevents us from developing new skills or getting new experiences. The unknown mostly does not give us the pleasant positive “shower” from the brain. Although, we could change “unfamiliar” to “familiar” by stretching the brain and by doing so, our behavior. Start by dreaming BIG!
“She dreamt big! She dreamt of flying high with strength, past storms that tried to carry her away. Though, at times she felt as if her wings were vulnerable and thin like the wings of a butterfly. She had no past experience to strengthen up her confidence, and with that, her wings. Every time someone touched them in a harsh way, they broke. She was bleeding inside.
Mum, she said. ‘How can I make my wings stronger?’ ‘My child’ she answered. ‘I have noticed you fly where the sun shines, where the flowers stand still and where you easily can breathe. Why are you hiding far away from the storms? Your wings need muscles. By taking the safe path, your neglect the muscles from your wings. Next time, follow the wind, change course and fly against the wind. Fill your lungs with air so you can hardly breathe, fly hard until you fall and then repeat it in an even stronger wind until you are ready to face the storm. When you get into the eye of the storm you have enough experience, the anchor you need, to face it bravely and ride it through’. “