Tag: Positive thinking (page 2 of 3)

Nature vs Nurture: How to Be Successful in the World of Fear and Doubt

In psychology, there is an everlasting debate on what determines us more, nature or nurture. On the one hand, people believe that each one us is born with a set of genes that determines the way we look, act and feel towards the surrounding world. But on the other hand, there are a lot of reasons to think that the way we are brought up by our parents and the way we interact with the world, have a stronger impact on our identity and who we become.

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How to Overcome Shyness and Become More Socially Confident

In this blog post, I won’t be talking about all the complicated and fancy tricks you can use to overcome shyness and become more socially confident. No, that can be found elsewhere, on websites dedicated to psychology or given to you by your psychiatrist. Instead, I want to share with you my own story of how I overcame this problem. Since I have direct experience of transitioning from a very shy and fearful child to a grown up that can easily handle a serious conversation with a stranger, I feel that my words are able to benefit you.

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Short Motivational Stories of Failure and Success That You Must Know

The biggest possible problem that anyone can encounter on the way to success is failure. Taking action and putting yourself into something new and unknown may definitely be challenging for most of us, but it is nowhere near the difficulty of dealing and overcoming failure. We assume that we are ready to tackle any problem that will come our way, but when it actually happens, it turns out to be a whole different story. And the reason why dealing with failure is so hard is not because we don’t know how to handle difficulties, or not only because we don’t know how to handle difficulties, but more so because we fail to anticipate them. Simply put, it hits us when we expect it least.

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25 Personal Development Things to Do When Feeling Lazy, Bored or Blue

Every now and then there are those days when we have too much time on our hands. We do chores around the house, visit the bank, relatives, go for a jog, take out the trash and then we run out of things to do. After that we get into the “couch mode” for hours straight, eating junk food, watching the TV or surfing Youtube, as it is in my case. But isn’t there really anything better to do? Can’t we use that time for personal development, to be productive and to learn something new?

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What Is Self-Confidence and How to Learn to Believe in Yourself

Self-confidence and the ability to believe in yourself do not come easily, but certainly are attainable. I can tell you this from personal experience. As a matter of fact, I am a walking proof that no matter how little you think of yourself, if your motivation is strong enough, anything is possible.

In psychology, there is a never-ending debate on which affects us more, nature or nurture? On the one hand, we are born with a number of traits and behaviors that feel more natural to us, but on the other hand, we are heavily influenced by our surroundings. In the case of self-confidence and the ability to believe in yourself, both nature and nurture were against me.

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