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How to Act With Uncertainty

In every action there is an element of uncertainty. This is because we never know exactly how the future is going to play out. We can gain knowledge and experience, and have a “good guess” on how something may work out, but we can’t know anything as 100% certain. Our uncertainty is therefore a necessary […]

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How to Not Become Intoxicated by Success

Success can often feed into our egos and get inside our heads. We achieve something awesome in life, and we begin to feel a toxic sense of superiority that can last for days, weeks, months, and even years. There’s the old saying that “success changes people,” and for many people that may be true. We […]

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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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