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Reactive vs Proactive – Who's running your life?

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Is there a way we can actually program our brain to become our friend and ally instead of our antagonist?

According to research, a person's reflexes kick in automatically, up to a second before one consciously decides to take action; before we rationalize it. Yet in our minds, we think that we decided it in our mind.

When we have a reaction or a reflex (most of our actions are reflex actions), that causes our mind to trigger a decision about what to do. The point here is that we go into reactive mode whether we want to or not. It's not like we choose to do it. That's why it's called "reflex".

 

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