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Posted by Bill Treasurer, Chief Encouragement Officer, Giant Leap Consulting, Inc..
Bill Treasurer is founder and Chief Encourager at Giant Leap Consulting (GLC), a Courage Building company that helps people and organizations live more courageously. Bill is the author of numerous books on leadership and courage.
Fear and excitement prompt the same neurological responses. Think for a moment about what happens to you physiologically when you are really, really afraid. Your heart races, your palms sweat, your breath gets faster and shorter, and your stomach teems with butterflies. Well, guess what? Those same physiological responses happen when you are going to have sex!
Fear and excitement are both high-arousal states. While there are almost no neurological and physiological differences, there is one critical distinction: you experience fear as displeasure, and you experience excitement as pleasure. It follows that you move toward situations that provide pleasure and you avoid situations that provoke displeasure.
What if you could learn to convert your feelings of fear into feelings of excitement? tweet this
It’s possible! By utilizing the idea of a protective frame, you can shift your focus from doing things to reduce fear to doing things that will increase your confidence.
Learn more in this short video!