You know what's amazing about our brains?
They are always, always worried about our survival, but they also like to pretend that we’re never going to die.
They are continually worried about dangers and threats and constantly reminding us how susceptible we are to judgment and rejection and failure.
And yet, when we go to make changes or create the life we want, our brain often tells us that “we can do it tomorrow,” that “now’s not a good time,” and that “someday we’ll get to it.” In those moments of decision and action, our brain pretends like we’ve got all the time in the world and we’re never going to die.
So which is it?
I think we should take our brain’s word for it. We are going to die. We have human bodies that are exposed to risk and danger every day. Our brain is right: we are vulnerable and we could die.
But I don’t think that's a reason to stop. (Which is what your brain wants you to do.)
I think it’s the best reason to start getting the life you want. I think it’s the very reason to get busy becoming and creating and contributing in all the ways you want to. I think it is the most important reason you have to not let your brain's delusion that you have all the time in the world keep you stalling and waiting.
This is your life and you're going to get one chance at it.
Our vulnerability and invincibility is the very reason we should act. Today.
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