10 Bad Thinking Styles Sabotaging Your Success Exploring Your Unhelpful Thoughts Whenever you experience any kind of emotion, this emotion is always accompanied by a set of thoughts. These thoughts are constructed of words and statements that often manifest in the form of questions. You ask these questions in order to make sense of your emotions and your circumstances. If … [Read more...] about 10 Bad Thinking Styles Sabotaging Your Success
How to Reclaim Ownership of Your Mind The views and opinions of others are a petty tyrant when compared to your opinion of yourself. What you think of yourself is more valuable than any external validation or outward symbol of authority. Self-validation and internal congruence is where the real battle takes place. Winning over your own heart and mind — not those of others — … [Read more...] about How to Reclaim Ownership of Your Mind
When you walk through the self-help aisle of any bookstore, you are likely to see plenty of books based on the notion that positive thinking is the key to getting what you want. The message is clear: if you want to achieve something, just keep telling yourself "I can!" and envision yourself accomplishing your goals. Success will surely come your way. Not so, says years of … [Read more...] about The Dangers of Positive Thinking
The year is still young, and as we think of making and breaking those inevitable New Year's resolutions, we cannot help but ask: Why can't we just be happy? It is the perfect time to look at new books on happiness and the psychology of happiness and see what developments have emerged in the last few years. While the positive psychology movement began in the late 1990s with … [Read more...] about Top 10 Happiness Books to Improve Your Mood
In "The Matrix", Morpheus asks Neo "have you ever had a dream that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream – how could you tell the difference between the dream world and the real world?" There's a whole metaphor there about reality and delusion et cetera and it's been done to death by everyone who thinks they're a smart guy on the … [Read more...] about Why Are You Whining About the Meaninglessness of Life?