Losing Your Competitive Edge? How Mental Laziness Can Hurt You
"I'm one of the leaders on this team and I need to do better. It's not like I've been slacking—in fact, I'm busting my butt. But the truth is, I need to be doing more—and I can do more. I'm at ninety to ninety-five percent of my potential, but it hasn't been enough. For the first time since I can remember, I got a pretty stiff message from the coaches. I didn't like to hear it, but I won't argue. I need to respond with more effort."
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The Belgian psychotherapist has a lot to teach us.
- The idea of the "one" sets us up for unrealistic expectations.
- Communication relies on honest conversation and plenty of listening.
- Change yourself, Perel writes, don't try to change your partner.
The Russian robot named "Boris", promoted as hi-tech by state tv, was revealed to be an actor.
- A state-owned channel showed a report on a "robot" which turned out to be an actor in a suit.
- The robot "Boris" was supposed to be good at math and dancing.
- Russian journalists who raised questions ultimately found out the truth.
In Well Grounded, behavioral neuroscience professor Kelly Lambert says it's all about contingency planning.
- Willingness to roll with the punches is an essential component of good mental health.
- An inability to foresee a range of consequences adversely affects emotional responses.
- A good contingency plan makes all the differences, argues neuroscience professor Kelly Lambert.
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