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I don't know about you but my mind often feels like a battle field. All kinds of thoughts can pop up inside there and many of them self destructive. I sometimes seem to waffle between inflated self importance and crushingly low self esteem. It takes presence of mind and a certain developed vigilance to keep thinking on a good track. It's like I need to hire a good bouncer to work my head.
It often seems that at some of the most critical moments that I arrive to in my life negative thinking comes on like a fire storm. The only way I know to deal with this blitzkrieg of self doubt is to just solder on with what ever I have come to do. One of the hidden benefits that I have found in this battle is the release of adrenaline that actually provides a sort of fuel injection into my performance.
The wiseGeek.com has this to say about our very helpful hormone; "The term "fight or flight" is often used to characterize the circumstances under which adrenaline is released into the body. It is an early evolutionary adaptation to allow better coping with dangerous and unexpected situations. With dilated air passages, for example, the body is able to get more oxygen into the lungs in a timely manner, increasing physical performance for short bursts of time."