Have you ever felt really sad or pained by loss or rejection?
And which of the following is more likely to occur…
- Someone tells you that you are taking too long recovering from a broken bone and you should just get over it – OR
- Someone tells you – or you tell yourself – that you are taking too long getting over the pain of emotional loss or rejection and you should just get over it and move on?
In his book, Social: Why Our Brains are Wired to Connect, Matthew Lieberman explains that both physical and emotional pain register in very similar ways in our brain and that our lack of understanding of the significance of our social wiring causes us to make choices in life, leadership, education, and in all facets of life that are counterproductive and even harmful to our well being. Join me for today’s episode of Wonder Your Way to Brilliant as I share a bit about his research and how it bares out in a personal story of my own.
Adina Laver, MBA, M.Ed, CPC is the CEO and Chief Curiosity officer of Courage to be Curious, a distinctive personal development company dedicated to enhancing the quality and potential of the human experience by inspiring and empowering those on the path to brilliance to act courageously and live authentically. Having thought for most of her life that she was hopelessly erratic and chronically fickle, hopping from interest to interest, academic pursuit to academic pursuit, job to job, and even country to country for a while, Adina finally realized that she was not indecisive but rather insatiably curious. She is an explorer and grower and is passionate about sharing the power of these traits with others in ways that empower them to achieve the quality of life they are seeking. www.CouragetobeCurious.com