Posts Published by Waldemar

How We Invent Reasons To Explain Our Behavior

In the 1960s, a young psychologist was hired to look for after-effects in patients who recently had split-brain surgeries. He discovered that they sometimes didn’t know the true motives for their behavior. Instead, they simply…

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How To Tame Your Monkey Mind

I’m sure you’re familiar with the little voice inside your head. This annoying and repetitive stream of information about yourself, ruminations about the past, and worries about the future. This voice has been called “inner…

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How to Use Goals to Stay Motivated Over the Long Haul

Goals contribute in a very important way to stay motivated long-term. They determine what you perceive, generate positive emotions, and motivate you when you make progress. Today, we’ll look at why that’s the case and how we can use the power of goals in our daily lives.

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11 Short Life Lessons from Extreme Ownership

In the book, Extreme Ownership (my summary) Jocko Willink and Leif Babin explain timeless principles for living a better life. While they mainly write about how to lead their lessons apply to life in general….

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How to Use the Hidden Power of Serotonin

Imagine two people. One is confident, calm, and planning for the future. The other is worried, stressed, and impulsive. What causes these differences? One cause is serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that powerfully affects your…

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