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What does the world need? What major problems do you see? Where do you see problems you can fix? What could be better or different? By knowing your North Star and means values, you can consciously choose to live in a state of inspiration rather than requiring motivation. Inspiration comes from within; motivation comes externally. Living your values
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Reverse-engineer your North Star until you get to your first intelligent action. This will be a tiny step you can take towards the first goal of your North Star trajectory. From a clinical perspective, it seems noteworthy that although avoidance behavior prevents patients from encountering the feared outcome (e.g., pain), it—ironically—leads to heightened fear and catastrophic thinking in the long-term ( Craske et al., 1989; Eifert and Heffner, 2003). In line with this notion, fear-related activation in the amygdala and insula seem to be maintained even when aversive outcome is avoided ( Schlund et al., 2010), confirming that avoidance preserves rather than erases fear.
All sorts of images. Many use the weapon metaphor – images of knives piercing skin for example. But there are also other kinds of images. Some depict the loneliness of pain. Others are examples of what I call anatomic metaphors because they depict what is happening inside the body that is causing pain. But regardless of what type, Padfield’s images are so arresting that they really achieve something not possible with words alone.
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those of the individual author(s) and contributor(s) and not of MDPI and/or the editor(s). MDPI and/or The allocation for attentional resources, however, not only depends on stimulus salience but also on internal goals that are implemented by top–down signals from the cognitive control network, predominantly in the DLPFC as described above. Through the allocation of attentional resources, this system ensures focused attention on goal-relevant stimuli while responses to distractors in the presence of relevant stimuli are suppressed. Using your North Star as a guide, identify what progress looks like specifically in 10 years’ time. Then using the answers for your 10-year goals as a template, identify what your five-year goals are Inspiration is transcendent
Let’s move on to your next book, The Body in Pain by Elaine Scarry, which discusses people in pain and people who cause pain. If patients can’t communicate their pain well and physicians harbour doubts just like other observers, then there’s a good chance medicine won’t always be so effective at alleviating pain. And unfortunately this is indeed the case – the under-treatment of pain is well-documented in medical literature, and a large part of this has to do with failures in communication. Hohmann, A. G., Suplita, R. L., Bolton, N. M., Neely, M. H., Fegley, D., Mangieri, R., et al. (2005). An endocannabinoid mechanism for stress-induced analgesia. Nature 435, 1108–1112.