Change Your Mindset and Turn Lions Into Kittens. Hey everyone, I hope you are well. In today’s post, I will share some tips about changing your mindset and turning lions into kittens. It is not just our bodies that are a result of evolution. Likewise, it is also our minds and our psychology that the world has shaped that we evolved in, and that is where a lot of our most unusual behaviours come from.
Change Your Mindset and Turn Lions Into Kittens
When we were evolving, we were in far more dangerous scenarios than now, and we could never afford to take risks. Only the psychological traits that made us most likely to survive were passed on from one person to another, which means they’re the only ones that matter.
This is why we are risk-averse by nature, and it is also – unfortunately – why we spend much of our time experiencing chronic stress.
The Danger of Ambiguity
Imagine that you were in the wild, looking at the silhouette of some animal sitting on the horizon. You don’t know if that silhouette is of a lion or some kitten… what do you do?
The most appropriate solution to survive is to assume the worst. Assume it’s a lion and either freezes or runs. The people who take chances would be the most likely to get eaten and thus not pass on their personality traits!
But the problem is that we don’t see lions anymore. This is not the biggest threat to your life right now. Instead, the most significant stressors are debt, illness, relationship problems and career issues. These are the threats we face that stand ins for the lions and that we now must try and overcome if we’re going to be successful in life.
And unfortunately, we still have that tendency to assume the worst!
It’s All About Perspective
But here’s the thing: it’s actually all about perspective, and it’s all about mindset when it comes to our reaction to threats. If we think it’s a kitten, we will remain cool, calm and happy even if it is a symbolic lion.
In other words, it pays for us to reassess our situations and take control of our anxiety and stress. When we do that, we can remove the chronic anxiety that makes us perform and feel worse.
How do you turn your situations into kittens? Simple: you assess precisely why you’re afraid and whether or not there is a good reason for you to be. Likewise, you can look at contingency plans and coping mechanisms. Remember: it’s all just perspective. Change your mindset, and you change reality!
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I hope you enjoyed that.