The Power of a Neutral Mind: How to Keep a Stoic Focus Whether You’re Winning or Losing

A neutral mind can be even better than a positive mind, especially when you’re trying to achieve your goals. Of course, it should go without saying that trying to be positive all of the time is not only unrealistic, but … Continue reading

Patience and the Healthy Expectation of Future Difficulties

Our patience is strongest when we have a healthy expectation of future difficulties and obstacles in our lives. Patience often comes with accepting that struggles and hardships are a part of life, and it thereby prepares us to face these … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

The Problem With Being “Too Nice”

According to recent research in psychology, being too nice can sometimes backfire on us. People who compulsively say “yes” to everyone’s wants and needs often experience greater levels of stress and emotional burnout; they spend all their energy trying to … Continue reading