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10 of the Most Surprising Findings from Psychological Studies

10 of the Most Surprising Findings from Psychological Studies
"Beware, though, psychologists have found that fantasising about future success is actually bad for motivation. It seems that getting a taste of the future in the here and now reduces the drive to achieve it. Fantasies also fail to flag up the problems we're likely to face on the way to our goals.' Wow. This explains a few things about a family member. He is constantly coming up with these fantasies about how his life is going to go, and then seems shocked when things don't pan out the way he expected, often because he either did something really stupid, or didn't do something he should have. He went through something like 8 jobs in 6 years and according to him, none of his job losses were his fault.

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