So when is the last time you feared a tiger attack? Probably never, and that can be a problem.
Technology and modern comforts have dulled our senses and forced most of us to walk around numb and unafraid of any dangers though they still exist. We ignore even those who would do us harm, because we have our heads down tapping away at witty social media posts assuming someone else will ensure our safety. Stifling our inner alarm system has its consequences, and many of them are quite negative personally and in business. With my journey to warrior, I am learning to harness fear and make it a welcome battle buddy for possible situations of danger professionally and personally.
The natural survival instinct that protected our ancestors from physical harm (like a wild animal) remains on high alert in our brains and causes non-life threatening events to trigger us in silly ways. With natural instincts to self-protect still present in our DNA, the stress at work, traffic jams, and other modern non-life threatening pressures can still trigger our brain to go into fight, flight or freeze reactions. Fear is natural and will not go away. In fact, we don’t want it to go away. We want to learn to marinate in it, make us sharper, and even power us in the right situations to not freeze in business, sales presentations or even with a belligerent teenager.