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Focusing your attention on the aspects of your life that will make you happier right now can fulfill your true desires. The difference between a dangerous goal and a safe one has to do with parts of speech By using adjectives, you can focus on the quality of the experience you want to create Fess up to your real desires Make a list of three adjectives that describe how you feel in your dream-come-true scenario ( Oprah.com ) -- "Life would be so great," said Ilsa, a fledgling entrepreneur, "if I could just start a business to pay all my bills."
You are not who you think you are. Your personality and identity is significantly more malleable than you realize. With a few simple tricks, you can exploit your brain's innate functionality to change just about anything about yourself. Here's how. You Are Not Necessarily the Person You Think You Are You are not who you are, but rather the product of many influences.
If you've ever been convinced by a salesperson that you truly wanted a product, done something too instinctively, or made choices that seemed entirely out of character, then you've had an idea planted in your mind. Here's how it's done. Note: We've gotten a lot of emails about how to do this in specific situations. Although some of those situations have been legitimate, this post was written to teach you to detect these tactics rather than use them on others. If you want a good way to convince people to do what you want that doesn't involve the dark side of manipulation, read this . Before we get started, it's worth noting that planting an idea in someone's mind without them knowing is a form of manipulation.
The end of 2010 fast approaches, and I'm thrilled to have been asked by the editors of Psychology Today to write about the Top 10 psychology studies of the year. I've focused on studies that I personally feel stand out, not only as examples of great science, but even more importantly, as examples of how the science of psychology can improve our lives. Each study has a clear "take home" message, offering the reader an insight or a simple strategy they can use to reach their goals , strengthen their relationships, make better decisions, or become happier.
Whenever the subject of why some people learn faster comes up, I get a whole host of common answers: Some people are just naturally smart . (Often implying you can’t improve) Everyone is “smart” in their own way .