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Posts Tagged ‘Motivation’

Framing Motivation in Terms of Losses

Psychology research shows that we are much more likely to take risks and invest time and energy to avoid losses, rather than to seek gains. This tendency has been coined loss aversion and it’s a peculiar quirk of human behavior and decision-making. The basic idea is that humans will go leaps and bounds to avoid […]

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You Don’t Realize How Resilient You Really Are

You don’t realize how resilient you really are until you find yourself in an extreme situation, and you have no choice but to face it with courage. Every day different people go through unexpected experiences. Sometimes, these experiences are extremely painful and traumatic, and they cause a lot of suffering in these people’s lives, as […]

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Connect to a Higher Purpose by Helping Others

To have a “higher purpose” in life means that you believe you serve a function in this world that is bigger than just your own self. A good amount of research over the past few years has shown the benefits of having a “higher purpose” to identify with. The basic idea is that by finding […]

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The Power of Foresight: Why Looking Into the Future is the Key to Success

Humans have an incredible capacity for “mental time travel.” We can look back into our past, by recollecting memories and past experiences, or we can look forward into our future, by projecting new and possible events in our lives. Foresight is our ability to accurately predict future outcomes. It is a long-term, “bigger picture” view […]

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Write A Plan on How To Accomplish Your Goals (It Will Minimize Stress)

According to the Zeigarnik effect, individuals are more likely to remember incomplete or interrupted tasks better than completed ones. The idea behind this effect is that when we aren’t given a chance to finish a task, it continues to ruminate in our minds, and we regret not being able to complete it. But when we […]

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