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Life Is a Video Game—Here Are the Cheat Codes. Welcome, Player One, to a strategy guide for the game known as Life.

Life Is a Video Game—Here Are the Cheat Codes

As you’ve undoubtedly discovered, the game of Life is often quite difficult. You will face unexpected challenges and long periods of frustration. You will often struggle with self-doubt, feel overwhelmed by helplessness and loss, and sometimes take a shit when you’re out of toilet paper. Yes, Life is hard, as the saying goes. But fear not, this short guide is designed to help you complete your missions and complete the game at the highest possible level. The goal of Life is simple: it is to Level Up as much as possible. There are five levels in life: Level 1 – Find food; find a bed to sleep in at nightLevel 2 – Know you’re not going to dieLevel 3 – Find your peopleLevel 4 – Do something that’s important and valuable to both yourself and othersLevel 5 – Create a legacy Level 1 just means you’re not homeless and/or starving. None of these things are cool.

This sounds way easier and more fun than it is. 1. 2. Simon_GB : Start the day with a learning... Imagining the Path to Success Can Help Make It a Reality  - Management Tip of the Day - May 14, 2014. May 14, 2014 If you’re procrastinating, stuck, or struggling to meet a goal, try this (seemingly simple) technique: Write your goal down, then devise different possible ways of achieving it, and finally, close your eyes and imagine yourself carrying out each one.

Imagining the Path to Success Can Help Make It a Reality  - Management Tip of the Day - May 14, 2014

Evidence shows that imagining a movement will stimulate the movement areas in the brain; so by envisioning the steps you must take to reach a certain objective, you “jump start” the brain into action. And focusing on creating clear mental images can also help reduce anxiety and improve confidence. This may seem more challenging if you don’t know the distinct steps needed to reach your goal – but imagery hones your attention and actually activates particular brain regions that make you capable of unconsciously mapping a path to success.

So not knowing “how” is OK. Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives. By Maria Popova “If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve,” Debbie Millman counseled in one of the best commencement speeches ever given, urging: “Do what you love, and don’t stop until you get what you love.

Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives

Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities…” Far from Pollyanna platitude, this advice actually reflects what modern psychology knows about how belief systems about our own abilities and potential fuel our behavior and predict our success. Emotion and Decision. Explanations > Emotions > Emotion and Decision Logical vs. emotional decision-making | Damasio's research| The point of decision | So what We make many decisions, and sometimes we are more or less logical about them.

Emotion and Decision

And it is arguable that all decision are, ultimately emotional. Logical vs. emotional decision-making Decision-making is a cognitive process where the outcome is a choice between alternatives. Logical decision-making When we use logic to make decisions, we seek to exclude emotions, using only rational methods, and perhaps even mathematical tools. Emotional decision-making There is a whole range of decision-making that uses emotion, depending on the degree of logic that is included in the process.

Selfdeterminationtheorymotivation.jpg 1,337×608 pixels. The Elephant and the Rider. Every now and then I come across a metaphor that really sticks and helps me think differently about something I see every day.

The Elephant and the Rider

The metaphor helps me look at these situations with a new lens, and, as a result, think, feel, and act more effectively. I’ve heard of several ways to think about our thinking. I’ve heard of the left-brain and right-brain. I’ve heard of the emotional side and the rational side. Shadow (psychology) In Jungian psychology, the shadow or "shadow aspect" may refer to (1) an unconscious aspect of the personality which the conscious ego does not identify in itself.

Shadow (psychology)

Because one tends to reject or remain ignorant of the least desirable aspects of one's personality, the shadow is largely negative, or (2) the entirety of the unconscious, i.e., everything of which a person is not fully conscious. There are, however, positive aspects which may also remain hidden in one's shadow (especially in people with low self-esteem).[1] Contrary to a Freudian definition of shadow, therefore, the Jungian shadow can include everything outside the light of consciousness, and may be positive or negative.

"Everyone carries a shadow," Jung wrote, "and the less it is embodied in the individual's conscious life, the blacker and denser it is. "[2] It may be (in part) one's link to more primitive animal instincts,[3] which are superseded during early childhood by the conscious mind. Einstein on The Essential Feature of Productive Thought.