Practicing to Overcome Fear

Nik Wallenda successfully crossed over Niagara Falls as high as 135 feet (41,15 meters) to run on top of the steel wire measuring 2 inches (about 5 cm). What a thrilling action. It looks like Nik has no fear. However, it turns out he doesn't think of himself as someone who brave. Nik Wallenda has fear too.
According to him, what he does is art, not as people who lose their fear. He Though, "people who have no fear is people doing something what others don"t, but never practiced in the slightest." While Wallenda  train hard for months before actually doing the action.

"Basically Wallenda's brain is no different to the other human brain. But someone learns to compromise with the pressure and fear in different ways, "says Jeff Wise, author of Extreme Fear: The Science of Your Mind in Danger.
There is no rational fear. He does not come from prefrontal cortex; our brain processing of emotions in parallel. So, if most people will feel the heart beating immediately, for fear of falling even dead, but someone like a Wallenda know how to control, for him it's just like walking on the edge of the sidewalk.

The fact, Wallenda walking on the rope has been a very long time (since the age of 2 years, or even before he was born. Everything is natural.

Wallenda also recognizes what it does. So for the last 6 months, she trained hard with crossed straps with the same distance but closer to the ground. At that time he was already visualizing himself crossing the Grand Canyon.  Until he actually crossed in the Grand Canyon, he imagines himself being turn them over to the practice. (Discovery)


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