Throughout my life, I’ve sought out the advice and teachings of great leaders. One who I admire more than most is Anthony Robbins.
I recently came across a message Tony and his wife Sage shared as holiday wishes and advice for the coming year.
In this message, they discussed how we don’t actually experience our lives; we experience the lives we focus on. It’s all about perspective. What’s wrong is always available, but so is what’s right.
Tony talks about how a part of our brain always looks for what’s wrong. It’s an evolutionary survival mechanism designed to keep us alive and send us into fight or flight. This monkey part of our brain helped keep us alive in our caveman days, but it often works to our detriment in our modern age. This part of our brain takes over anytime we feel stressed.