We place so much attention on our sapient side that we often overlook the real driving force: hormones.
It’s nice to feel like we’re in control of our thoughts and actions until we wake up one morning with our hormones out of whack and nothing really matters anymore.
The truth is that on some days, the quest for improvement, kaizen, career, dreams or self-actualization — whatever we call it — is mostly just a fight to control our hormones.
Figuring out what we can do to rebalance them when they get messed up. Uncovering what messes them up in the first place.
Learning how to talk down that ancient, anxious Ape inside. How to hype them up. Cheer them up. Give them a reason not to fling shit at the wall.
And that usually means getting out for some exercise, eating something healthy, and going to bed a little bit earlier. And laying off the fermented fruit for a bit.
But some days, Chimp just doesn’t want to be good.