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Be Specific About Your Goals

The way you describe your goals to yourself is going to make a big difference in how successful you are when pursuing those goals. One recent study published in PLOS One found that depressed individuals describe their goals in more general and abstract terms, which may contribute to their lack of motivation and goal attainment. […]

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The Power of Small Rituals in Overcoming Life’s Obstacles

A ritual is any meaningful or symbolic behavior that we believe helps us face a situation or overcome an obstacle. Our daily lives are filled with small rituals that we believe benefit our lives, such as putting on your “lucky shirt” before a big date, giving yourself a pep talk in front of a mirror […]

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How Motivation Works: Overcoming Inertia and Keeping Momentum

Motivation is a psychological process that initiates, guides, and maintains goal-oriented behavior. It begins with a particular goal in mind that we want to fulfill, then follows with the actions needed to make that goal into a tangible reality. A goal can be anything we want to achieve: happiness, relationships, money, health, education, or whatever. […]

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How to Overcome Your Fear of Success

We commonly hear about the fear of failure, but could there also be a fear of success? Most of us say we want success, but when we actually think about success it can have some major consequences that many of us aren’t willing to face. Often instead of reaching our full potential as individuals, we […]

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Try Failing On Purpose (It May Even Be Fun)

Many of us have a deep fear of failure. We imagine it to be the worst thing possible in our lives: What happens if that person at the bar rejects me? What happens if my band does terrible during our first show? What happens if people say my new blog sucks? We’re so afraid of […]

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