Instinctive and Learned Behaviors

How do we seem to be hardwired to survive?

We come across several survival stories via a variety of news sources and get inspired by them. We wonder how the survivors manage to survive in hard circumstances. What are the secrets of extraordinary survivors? Is it their inner strength that allows them to survive? or are humans hardwired to survive? Yes, of course, humans are hardwired to survive; with the help of survival instincts, our cave-dwelling ancestors remained alive… Read More »How do we seem to be hardwired to survive?

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Do we have the capacity to control our instinctive behavior?

There is a duality within each of us, we think that we intentionally control our actions, but our behavior is far from reasoned and intentioned. Within each one of us, there are two beings: 1. Reasoned being 2. Instinctive being. Both of them compete for controlling our actions and the instinctive being wins. Two different parts of the brain (primitive and higher brain) control these two different beings.

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Don’t give people power over you

Do you know most successful, resilient, and mentally strong people have one thing in common and that is they don’t let others influence them? They don’t give other people too much power over their life

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Over-thinking trap – how to get out of it?

Many people seem very intelligent, competent, and talented; but when they are supposed to make a decision, they get stuck in overanalyzing and indecision. You know why? Because they fall into the trap of overthinking. They consider several possibilities before making a decision that makes them less effective; they find it very hard to take any action – this leads towards inaction. Of course, you must consider all options to… Read More »Over-thinking trap – how to get out of it?

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Why practicing introspection is important for you?

You know pretty well which appetizers you like and which you don’t, but how do you feel about broader perspectives such as self-esteem; in order to have a whole picture of your inner self, you must look at where you actually lie and your stance about a variety of things. This may be explored through practicing introspection. Introspection, self-observation, or self-contemplation are often used interchangeably to explain the complex process… Read More »Why practicing introspection is important for you?

5 steps action plan to recognize your instinctive advantage

Have you ever involved in an activity you are fully absorbed in and have an energized focus and in-depth engagement in it, and enjoy the whole process? If yes, then recall that activity because that is the actually activity that reflects what you are naturally inclined to do or what is your instinctive advantage. Instinctive Advantage is your continuously developing traits, characteristics, and inclinations, that have become imprinted in your… Read More »5 steps action plan to recognize your instinctive advantage

Why resilience is an important life skill & how you can build it?

Before finally building one of the most successful car companies of the world, Henry Ford confronted multiple failures; went bankrupt five times.

After being diagnosed with a stage IV cancer (epithelioid hemangioendothelioma) affecting her liver and lungs, Kris Carr did not let her disease overwhelm her; instead she deployed her devastating experience to help others by sharing her battle story in the form of a series of books and documentaries; and eventually emerged as a well-known expert on healthy living.

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6 Signs that indicate you are intrinsically motivated

Throughout our life we intend and do things just because of motivation. Sources of motivation are not consistent however, they do change over time, with extrinsic rewards like grades and status prompting extrinsic motivation and internal incentives like genuine interest and ambitions prompting intrinsic motivation. Being intrinsically motivated means doing something because its fulfilling, enjoyable and interesting but that does not mean we are not expecting external rewards i.e. we… Read More »6 Signs that indicate you are intrinsically motivated

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