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Posts Tagged ‘Thinking’

Practice Improvisation to Become a Faster and More Creative Thinker

We can’t completely plan out everything that happens in our lives. Instead a lot of the situations we find ourselves in we have to respond to spontaneously – which requires a certain amount of fast and creative thinking on the spot. When we try to plan too much, we often over-think and over-analyze, which leads […]

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Follow the Middle Way in Self Improvement

We have a tendency to swing from one extreme to another, when often finding a “middle way” is the best course of action. We often fall into this problem when we try something, it doesn’t work out, so we overcompensate by doing the exact opposite. For example, when I first started trying to date girls, […]

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5 Signs You’re a Slave to Your Emotions

“Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.” Elizabeth Gilbert Our emotions have a huge amount of power over our choices and actions – and we can either become a master or a slave to them. When you’re a slave to your emotions, they can motivate you […]

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How to Think for Yourself and Question Authority

I remember as a young teen when I first heard the words, “Think for yourself and question authority.” It was a soundbite of Timothy Leary being sampled in the Tool song Third Eye – I was probably 13 or 14 at the time. The swirling guitars and synthesized chaos of the song along with the […]

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The Power of “Yet” and How Self-Talk Affects Our Limitations

One of the very first mind-blowing things I learned in psychology was just how important the way we talk to ourselves is. Every day we have voices running through our heads, deciding what we should believe and how we should act. These thoughts help guide us at work, at home, at school, or wherever. Self-talk […]

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