What does it feel like to rise up to a challenge and why do it?

For me, going after a challenge feels exciting and also scary.

This is because there are two areas of our brain that are at work. Our primitive brain is always wanting to keep us safe. So, anything new will cause it to react with fear.

Our evolved brain, however, is striving to continue to evolve, which it does by learning new things and taking on new challenges. This part of the brain causes excitement for these new endeavors.

Knowing that we have these two sides of the brain at work within us can help us understand why we can have both fear and excitement. Then, we can choose which brain to listen to and which actions we want to take based on which feeling.

What challenges have you been reluctant to accept based on fear? How can you use the knowledge of the dialing brains to help move you forward?