Leave Your Instincts Behind
A lot of them are simply because we are living in modern societies with caveman brains.
Our mind / body system was developed to live within groups of 200-300 people. Which can lead to problems in a society with hundreds of millions.
One idea is that we can hold about 200-300 people in our brain. Not necessarily their names, but their faces and how we interact with them.
Like that girl you normally interact with down at the coffee shop. You see her outside of the coffee shop, you would recognize her. Not necessarily from where, but you would see her face, feel that emotional signal of recognition.
Once you start going outside that 200-300 limit, it starts to get fuzzy. You start thinking you recognize people, when you really don’t.
Another holdover is our deep fear of being socially ostracized. Back in our caveman days, if we felt socially threatened, that was a HUGE and potentially life threatening issue.
So we developed all kinds of deep ninja emotions that kept us on guard of our social “health.”
Even a weird look, or seeing people talking in whispers would sound off alarm bells.
Maybe they’re talking about us! Maybe the tribe is plotting something behind our back! Maybe we’re in big trouble!
These issues still plague us today. If you see a couple of people looking at you and whispering, you’ll immediately assume their talking trash about you.
Most people WOULDN’T assume they thought you were the most amazing person ever, and they were strategizing how to get on your good side.
The good news is these ancient social instincts can be overridden.
With a little bit of mental practice, you can ditch those old social fears, and grab the self confidence to do anything.
Imagine what you could do if you had ZERO social fear. If you could walk up and talk to that interesting stranger (who was super sexy or a potential super rich business partner) and talk to them as comfortably and fearlessly as an old buddy from kindergarten?
Imagine if you could stand up in a crowd of strangers, instantly command their attention and respect, and express your ideas in the best possible way.
This is your potential.
This is what happens when you leave your caveman instincts behind.
Are you ready?