You’re excited. You feel that this time will be different. I want it bad enough. I can do this. You start making plans. Maybe, you take the first step. But then its gone. After a few hours or a few days, you’re back to normal. Feeling mundane, doing the mundane. Why? Two reasons. Problem 1. […]

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What is Positive Psychology? Wikipedia positive psychology page. [ted id=312]   What (and Why) is Positive Psychology, an overview paper by psychologists Shelly Gable and Jonathan Haidt. Positive Psychology Books 1. The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom – The book which introduced me to positive psychology. Book summary. 2. Stumbling on Happiness […]

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The harder the goal, the smaller the motivation. Right? Unless the reward also got better, the effort wouldn’t be worth it anymore. That’s why I use to choose easy over difficult. When trying to accomplish difficult long-term goals, I would break them up into easy sub-goals. Easy means reason for optimism and less effort. That […]

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Everyone I’ve met has at least one realistic dream they’d like to see come true. They’d like to have a good body. Or be nicer. Or learn a hobby. But when I ask them what they’re doing to make it come true, almost always, stripping away the wishy-washy, what I hear is “nothing”. Not surprising. […]

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Dream big dreams; only big dreams have the power to move men’s souls. -Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome It’s a paradox. It’s the big goals that excite us and get us to stop hitting the snooze button. They make us feel alive. They make the boring interesting, and the frustrating exciting. But it’s the big […]

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