Why the power of thoughts gets exaggerated

power of thoughts

Countless books have been written on the power of thoughts to shape reality. Motivational speakers and spiritual gurus keep reminding people of the importance of thoughts, particularly positive thoughts. The idea is that if you think positive thoughts, positive things happen to you. And if you think negative thoughts, negative things happen to you. The …

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Assertiveness training: Practical assertiveness guide

assertiveness is like tightrope walking

I’ve covered assertiveness in two previous articles, but I felt like I haven’t given enough attention to assertiveness training. Many people know what assertiveness is, but when it comes to situations that call for assertive behavior, they get stuck and aren’t sure what may or may not work. If you’ve been a reader here, you …

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Assertiveness vs aggressiveness

being aggressive vs being assertive

When people are wronged, they commonly react in two ways. Either they react non-assertively and submissively, or they react aggressively and dominantly. Being non-assertive means you’re passive about your situation and don’t seek to remedy it in any way. Your desire to not offend others comes in the way of standing up for yourself. Aggressiveness, …

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What causes overthinking?

overthinking woman

To understand what causes overthinking, we need to understand why we think in the first place. After that, we can begin to explore why this process goes into overdrive and what can be done to overcome it. In the first half of the 20th century, behaviourists dominated the field of Psychology. They believed that behaviour …

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What causes loneliness?

lonely guy

Loneliness is an emotional state caused when people perceive themselves to be isolated from other people. Loneliness is painful and the person experiencing loneliness often shows signs of depression. However, loneliness differs from a depressed mood in one important way- loneliness also makes a person feel unsafe. Other effects of loneliness include increased stress, decreased …

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16 Leadership styles and techniques

autocratic leadership technique

Leadership styles and techniques are the various ways in which leaders in a social setting, such as a business or a political organization, interact with their followers and make decisions. Typically, a leader utilizes a combination of different leadership techniques depending on the situation and the goals of the organization. Imagine you’re an employee who …

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