by Todd Sivers
Your confidence switch is probably the most powerful switch of all for most people. Because your confidence switch controls how you feel about all those other things – how you see the world and your place in it, how you relate to people, places, things, and situations, and how you make decisions.
How you feel about all of that is tremendously important because emotions are central to who you are. Humans are rational, thinking beings. It’s our ability to think that sets us apart from all animals.
But we’re also highly emotionally driven.
It’s easy to see humanity, especially yourself, as a logical, rational, thinking person who also has feeling and emotions.
But in reality, you’re an emotional, feeling person who also thinks. And even if it doesn’t feel that way to you, that feeling is an emotion. It isn’t logical.
Logically, humans always react to everything emotionally before we think. This is scientific fact. There is a specific part of your brain that thinks, your cerebrum. And there is a specific part of your brain that feels, or cues up your emotions, your amygdala. All of our senses report to both the thinking and feeling parts of the brain. But that information always reaches the amygdala first.
You always have an emotional reaction to every situation before you even begin to think.
And that means that your emotions always have the upper hand inside your head. Momentum is always on their side. And unless you recognize logically that your emotions are all wrong, you usually let those emotions run the show.
You may be very good at hiding your emotions and putting on a happy or neutral face, or you may make no effort at tempering your emotions at all. But either way, your emotions lead the way almost all the time.
You can’t change this. It’s physical, genetic. But you can change the way your emotions work, how and why they happen in the first place. And by doing that, you’ll change the outcome of many situations for the rest of your life. You’ll often be able to remain calm in the face of tremendous tension and in situations that are highly charged emotionally.
And because you’ll have the ability to be the voice of reason, and the capability of calming others, you’ll be in a position to lead others through their most difficult moments. And lots of other moments as well.
And as you do that, it will change the way you feel about yourself. It will change the way you see the world, and your place in it. And that will change the way you approach relationships. And all of that together will change the way you make decisions.
And as you make more effective decisions, you’ll begin to feel even more confident and capable.
And because you’ll feel more confident and capable, the whole process will begin again- moving your switches closer and closer to the center, and making you more and more powerful as you go.
That’s what these switches will do for you.
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