On the other hand, when we take courage and show bravery a different chemical reaction takes place. Dopamine "the happy feeling" is thus produced and our capability to be ...
Bravery has been defined in many different ways. It is the ability to vanquish fear. In a recent study psychologists have found that "bravery" is actually a muscle. There is a part of your brain that can be developed, just as one can go to the gym and lift weights-one can also train this so desired attribute.
Think about it. Who doesn't wish they were braver? Who doesn't wish it was easier to give a presentation or go after their goals or whatever! Each of us has our personal fears in this life, and each of us wishes we could face them with more courage. So how do we do it? If bravery is a muscle we have got to stretch, push it farther than we thought we could go. Every day we need to do something that scares us.
The act of doing what we are afraid works out our bravery muscle. Think back on something that used to scare you. Whether it be playing piano for a recital or perhaps teaching a class- you did it enough times that the fear that was once there has now been eliminated. A wise man once said, "Don´t take counsel from your fears" Despite the fact that it was hard, you did it anyway!
I know, it´s difficult to change one´s fears; it´s actually difficult to change anything at all. There has also been a debate as to whether it is our thoughts that change our actions, which ultimately change us, or if it is our actions, which change our thoughts, which ultimately change us. It´s a bit of a chicken or the egg type deal, but I believe it begins with our actions.
When you smile even though perhaps you are not happy inside,dopamine is automatically released. When we act we have commenced the changing process. It may not happen all at once, but with time all is possible. As someone said, "Try and keep on trying until that which seems difficult becomes possible—and that which seems only possible becomes habit and a real part of you." Change is hard at first, sloppy in the middle, and gorgeous at the end.” You can do it.
By: Aria Agle