Confirmation bias is simple wishful thinking. When people had a particular strongly held belief in their mind before examining some new evidence, the new evidence only serves to confirm their pre-existing belief. This distorts the way that they perceive situations, because they may approach things differently. Once this belief has been instilled, they may also reject or ignore … [Read more...] about What Is Confirmation Bias?
Law of Attraction
One of the most popular materials on the Law of Attraction was a book and movie called, “The Secret.” These were created by Rhonda Byrne. This original idea about the law of attraction stated that the reason people’s thoughts controlled what they received in life was because of their unique magnetic frequency. It is believed that each though has its own magnetic wave frequency, … [Read more...] about The Law Of Attraction Is Missing The Secret Ingredient
The following is an excerpt from Why The Law Of Attraction Is Bullshit: And What To Do Instead Rhetorical evidence aside, there is some validity to certain self-help techniques. In fact, most of them are based on a combination of anecdotal stories that offer evidence for the strategy and real scientific studies that have dived in and studied exactly how the different techniques … [Read more...] about The Real Science behind Self-Help – Part One
LOA will not help you succeed in life. Mediation will not help you succeed in life. At least not by themselves. You will not get anywhere in life unless you develop a strong work ethic. A strong work ethic will get you incredibly far in life. In fact, it will also help you overcome the hardest parts of your life by making you resilient, tough and immune to criticism. What … [Read more...] about Motivation to develop a strong work ethic (part 2)
The maddening world of self-help Have you ever tried self-help, only to find that it did not work? It did not matter how hard you believed or how closely you followed the information in the book, it just did not do what the speaker or book promised that it would do. This is an extract from Why The Law Of Attraction Is Bullshit: And What To Do Instead Whether you are new to … [Read more...] about How To Use The Law Of Attraction