New science shows Dopamine
(the brain chemical associated with rewards) is produced through the DESIRE for potential rewards, proving the value of curiosity.
The Mind Battle Equation:
Hardwired fears (emotions + conditioning)
= Past experiences
= Messy emotions, memories and ego
= Automatic perception
=/+ Ineffectual coping mechanisms (assumptive thinking processes)
+ Insufficient self-assessment
= Dysfunctional thinking, feeling and reacting.
= Poor Life outcomes; physical, mental, emotional, professional.
Add to this disastrous equation:
+ Modern automatic lifestyle further reduces coping mechanisms.
+ Social media that takes advantage of our brain's rewards system.
= A perfect storm.
You were born curious...
But over time your natural curiosity diminishes, which also diminishes creativity. Because (more often than not) self-editing subconscious thoughts reign supreme and unregulated.
According to many academics, including Pulitzer prize-winner Thomas Friedman, a Curious attitude (CQ) is proving more important than IQ (Intelligence Quotient) and EI (Emotional Intelligence) combined. Why? Because it’s the catalyst for both and so much more!
Self-focused curiosity is not only the means to total betterment and self-actualisation, but science suggests could be the missing link to significantly improve this Human Condition that also considerably impacts stress and health.
Disruption starts here!