When lobsters win a fight (e.g. to compete for their territory), it changes their biology.
Winning lobsters experience a boost of serotonin, which makes them more “proud” and they stand taller.
By contrast, their weaker counterparts have less serotonin, remain timid and they curl up out of fear & are most likely to be defeated by the tall, confident lobsters in the next fight.
This reinforces the pecking order of lobsters.
Similarly, humans often mimic this behaviour too. Our hierarchies are determined by our behaviours.
People who frequently “win” at life become emboldened by their winning streak.
Their confidence allows them to face new challenges head on. And their previous wins fuel their cycle of success.
Whereas people who constantly feel like life is never in their favour, often hunch and slouch around life. They are more risk-averse. And they tend to approach each situation as if they know they’re going to fail. Over time, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy, reinforcing their negative outlook on life.
So, if you are trying to get ahead in life, think like a winning lobster. Pay more attention to your posture and how you stand.
Even if you are not in a winning situation, having an upright posture exudes dominance and confidence. Always strike your winning pose.
Your posture matters more than you think — it’s not just about how the world sees you, but how you see yourself.
Encourage the serotonin to flow plentifully through the neural pathways desperate for its calming influence and stay blessed forever.