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The Power of Self-fulfilling Beliefs And How They Really Work

In psychology, there is a concept known as a self-fulfilling prophecy which describes how certain beliefs can influence our actions in a way that makes those beliefs actually come true. It’s an example of the positive feedback loop between beliefs → behaviors → outcomes. The basic idea is that our beliefs have a real effect […]

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Letting Go of Lost Loved Ones

Death is a part of life. We don’t always like to admit it, but it’s true. The people in our lives probably aren’t always going to be there forever, so the question is, “How will you handle the death of someone when it happens?” I believe that death doesn’t necessarily have to be a negative […]

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Wisdom of Ignorance: Knowing What You Don’t Know

There’s an important kind of wisdom in knowing what you don’t know. Too often we fall into the delusion of thinking we know a lot more than we really do, commonly known as “illusory superiority.” This can often make us stubborn in our beliefs and unwilling to accept new information. Ultimately, it stagnates our growth. […]

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The Inevitable Ups and Downs in Life

One thing for certain in life is that it has both its ups and downs. A common myth however is that happiness is based on the quantity of these ups and downs. Most believe that the more good moments they have rather than bad moments, then the more happy they will be overall. But this […]

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The 4 Fundamental Pillars of Emotional Intelligence

Usually when we think of “intelligence” we associate it with things like logic, math, and science. However, according to psychologists such as Daniel Goleman, “emotional intelligence” (EQ) is another aspect of intelligence that is often over-looked. The basic view of emotional intelligence is that emotions aren’t necessarily the opposite of thinking, but a different way […]

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