Evolution has left us with two basic drives: to survive and to procreate. On this episode of the Spartan Up! podcast, evolutionary biologist Rebecca Heiss, Ph.D. explains how understanding those drives can lead us to overcome fears and achieve success.
Fear, Heiss explains, is an ancient signal meant to keep us alive, but most things we fear today are not life-threatening. In this interview with Spartan founder and CEO Joe De Sena, she shares extremely valuable tactics to help you replace ANTs (automatic negative thoughts), use triggers to heighten your consciousness, and think like a Spartan.
“My entire field of study is based around understanding why we behave the way we behave, based on these ancient stories," Heiss says. "Basically I'm here to tell you that your brain is literally wired to survive and have sex. That's it ... So how can we use that brain to maximize our efficiency in life?”
When life gives you lemons, Heiss advises, you bite down and keep going.
Click here to pre-order Heiss' new book, Instinct: Rewire Your Brain with Science-Backed Solutions to Increase Productivity and Achieve Success, coming out in April, and listen to the podcast in its entirety below.
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