Psychology

The Relativity Mind Trap: How Comparisons Can Lead Us Astray

Our minds make sense of the world by making comparisons. It’s human nature, but it can also lead us to think irrationally and make bad decisions. Learn how this mind trap works and how to escape it.

Overcome Fear of Failure, Part II — 6 Powerful Strategies You Can Use

In the first part of this series, we focused on building an effective mindset for overcoming fear of failure. Now it’s time to get down to action: here are 6 powerful strategies you can use to conquer fear of failure right off the bat.

Overcome Fear of Failure, Part I — Building the Right Mindset

Does fearing failure paralyze you? Learn how to create a first line of defense — a “psychological armor” — against fear of failure and stop being held back by it.

Top 10 Thinking Traps Exposed — How to Foolproof Your Mind, Part II

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.

Top 10 Thinking Traps Exposed — How to Foolproof Your Mind, Part I

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.

Overcoming Procrastination Instantly Using Self Talk

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.

Sunk Cost Bias: How It Hinders Your Life and 4 Ways to Overcome It

The sunk cost bias can make people literally waste their whole lives on. The good news is that the biggest step to overcome it is simply becoming aware of how it works.

How to Develop Your Visualization Skill

The ability to see things before they actually happen is what enables us to pursue our dreams and ultimately achieve them. In fact, the better we visualize the future we want, the better our chances to make it happen. How do we develop and apply the powerful skill of visualization?