Don’t Be a Lizard

by | Mar 22, 2020 | General | 1 comment

Have you ever over reacted, only to regret your actions later on?

Over reacting is the way the oldest part of our brain called our lizard brain is wired to behave. It’s our survival instinct, fight or flight.

Given the current reality, a recession is inevitable. Everyone, brace yourself.

If we are not in lizard mode, we may using the second part of our brain known as our mammal aka monkey brain, sticking to our comfort zones because it is familiar and the safe thing to do. It’s what we already know, so we justify putting off our growth plans and fall back to our old habits. Sadly, growth doesn’t happen in our comfort zone, at best we will just coast.

These trying times actually call for the use of the third and most powerful part of our brain, our rational and human brain, where our creative thinking and compassion lie.

As tempting as it may be to act like lizards or monkeys, this is not the time to over react, kill dreams and stay stagnant.

This is the time to act human, be visionary, making good decisions that will see us through. This is the time to continue with your 2020 growth plans, rejigged.

This is the best time to truly pause, take a step back and reinvent yourself.

Those who will win this period will be human. Those who will lose the most will be lizards.

Don’t be a lizard, as tempting as it may be, be human.

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  1. Adebayo Jabar

    Thank you for this wonderful piece, it is so insightful. I’m guilty of using my lizard mood almost all the time. I know what I’m doing wrong now.


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