Sometimes people can make the same mistakes over and over. There is a simple reason for this: the way we are hardwired to deal with stress has been formed during our early childhood, as toddlers. Like toddlers, we can react to situations in a volatile way. That’s because the toddler brain is operated by feelings rather than logic. Many people who find themselves repeating the same mistakes are actually people who revert to the toddler brain when confronted with tough situations. The first step in eradicating the toddler brain is realizing it exists. The toddler brain needs to be controlled by the adult brain in order to stop repeating impulsive behaviors that lead to regretful mistakes.
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How We Shoot Ourselves in the Foot Again and Again