Hey this is Denny
I follow John Assaraf who is the CEO of a program called NeuroGym. In a few days time you will get the chance to witness the sharing of insights, tips and secrets by a team of invited expert guests; brain science experts, psychologists, professors at Harvard and Loyola universities, personal development coaches etc Click this link to reserve a spot.
And now I want to present you the age-old question of logic versus emotion, left-brain vs right-brain.
Guess what: number one – your whole brain is always working and the question around, which is more powerful, logic or emotion has been answered through some of the most recent scientific brain research.
Here’s the answer – you actually need both, because they’re equally important. But I actually think that emotion drives your behavior even more, and let me explain.
Every idea that you have starts in your left prefrontal cortex and every image or vision has an emotional impact within the deepest coldest parts of your brain. Learn more on the live event here
Now, if the emotion for that vision is too small, your motivational center won’t be activated. What that means is that you’re not going to get any of that feel-good legal drug called dopamine. It won’t be released. When dopamine isn’t released the Goal that you have really won’t feel important enough for you to spend any energy on and go after.
If you have an idea or a goal and the emotional reaction is negative, because you’ve activated the fear centers of your brain, your motivational center turns off and guess what you’ll do?
You will have doubts, you will have fear, you’ll procrastinate. You’ll come up with all the reasons why you shouldn’t or you can’t go after, or even be able to achieve, that goal.
So the key here is this: when you have a goal and you emotionally stimulate the positive ideas and aspects of that goal, you’re also stimulating the motor cortex of your brain.
You start to figure out how to make the goal or dream a reality. What you have to manage is to make sure that your positive emotions are not too strong or too weak, because if they’re too strong, what happens? You start to act, impulsively and carelessly like an addict and you become more susceptible to risky behaviors causing you to make mistakes?
The beautiful thing that you can learn how to do is to have balance between the emotional center of your brain, which is the amygdala, situated just above the ears inside your brain, and the idea center of your brain in your left prefrontal cortex.
And what this requires you to do is to be aware, socially aware, personally aware, of what is happening.
What happens when you are compassionate with yourself around the goals and dreams you want to achieve? You’re activating the insular and anterior part of your brain. What all of this does is, it gets you to start carefully analyzing all of the things that you feel and all the things you want to achieve.
We do that through our Logical mind or brain, so we use both parts of the brain. We choose the goals and activate the different parts of our brain. That really brings out the genius that’s right within us.