Our minds set up many traps for us. Unless we’re aware of them, these traps can seriously hinder our ability to think rationally, leading us to bad reasoning and stupid decisions. Here are the 5 most harmful of these traps and how to avoid each one of them.
In the first part of this article, we focused on 5 traps that hinder our ability to think rationally. Now it’s time to complete the list and expose the remaining 5 dangerous traps to be avoided. Let’s dive right in.
Have you ever read an informative book, only to later remember just a few main points — if anything at all? The problem might be that you’re using one of the least efficient ways of learning available.
Did you ever want to be able to recite pi up to 22,500 decimal digits? Meet the Major memory system, one of the most powerful techniques around for memorizing numbers. If you think you could use a boost to your memory, or just want to jog your brain a little, here’s a great way to do it.
What’s the secret creative geniuses share to come up with their remarkable ideas? Even though idea generation may look like a somewhat mysterious and random process, there is a practical, simple lesson we can all apply to increase our chances of having great ideas.
Do you ever have the impression that no one takes your ideas seriously? It turns out that all ideas that spread like wildfire share some common principles. Learn how to apply them.
Changing how we talk to ourselves is the easiest and most powerful way to overcome procrastination. No other method that I know of disarms procrastination so rapidly and at such a fundamental level: that of our own thoughts.
This is my own “personal productivity manifesto”: it summarizes what works for me about personal productivity. Since these principles work so well for me, I figured they might work for you, too. Here they are…
Even though many people enjoy famous quotes, few people manage to create their own personal quote catalog. Being a quote collector myself for nearly a decade, I find several benefits in maintaining a personal collection of favorite quotes, famous or otherwise.
It has been a while since I published my collection of 60 very best quotes, and it still remains one of the most popular pages on this website. This sequel includes great quotes that were left out of the first collection or have been recently discovered. Enjoy!