Decision-making

Why Do You Love Bad News So Much? How To Resist The Effect Of This Powerful Mental Bias.

I read somewhere that we can have up to 60,000 thoughts a day and that about 98% of them are the same thoughts we had yesterday. The more alarming statistic, however, was that about 80% of those thoughts are negative. I knew that we tend to focus on the negative but had no idea that …

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Are You Really As Good As You Think You Are? Avoiding The Delusion Of This Mental Bias.

“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” Stephen Hawking You make thousands of decisions a day and you’d probably say that they were pretty well thought out and rational. But what if I told you that while you were making those decisions there were any number of mental …

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A Russian Psychologist, A Busy Restaurant And An Unexpected Lesson On How To Achieve Your Goals.

When Russian psychologist Bluma Zeigarnik sat in a busy restaurant back in the 1920s, she was there to dine not to conduct an experiment. But her attention was snared by something quite odd. She noticed that waiters at the restaurant seemed able to remember any number of complex, unpaid meal orders but struggled to recall …

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How To Take Action When You Want To Do Everything But Can’t Start Anything.

What do you do when you want to do everything? When your mind is filled with so many ideas, you have what seems like an endless number of options, and yet you’re unable to take action. You find yourself analysing each one and going down rabbit holes of ‘what ifs’. Information overwhelm and overthinking are …

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The Totally Irrational Reason You Won’t Make That Change In Your Life.

‘Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.’ Ludwig Wittgenstein There’s a restaurant in town that I love going to and whenever I do I order the ribs. Now there are any number of other seemingly delectable items on the menu, sometimes I’ve even been tempted to try something new, but invariably I end up …

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