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The Cult of Positivity: If You Dream It, You Can’t Necessarily Become It | The University Times
"To ask questions about how to live life, to question whether you should be doing what you are doing, is indeed admirable. But to conclude that a positive attitude can solve all problems is naive and denies the possibility to enact change, when necessary, on your circumstances."
self-help  psychology  popular  positive-thinking  positive  individual  system  scale 
april 2012 by tsuomela
One small question that can change your life - The M.A.P. Maker
"Is this choice moving me closer or distancing me from my goal?"

Simple as that. One little question with two potential answers, asked over and over and over again, will effectively keep you on track and moving in the right direction. You can replace "goal" with "the life I want to create," or "my vision," or whatever else your big picture inspiration might look like, but the basic concept is the same. "
self-help  inspiration  tips  choice 
august 2011 by tsuomela
The Landmark Forum: 42 Hours, $500, 65 Breakdowns | Mother Jones
Though it's hardly a secret, Landmark does not advertise that it is the buttoned-down reincarnation of the ultimate '70s self-actualization philosophy, est. Erhard Seminars Training was founded by Werner Erhard, a former used car salesman who'd changed his name from Jack Rosenberg, moved to Northern California, and dabbled in Dale Carnegie, Zen, and Scientology before seizing upon the idea that you, and only you, are responsible for your own happiness or unhappiness, success or failure.
history  self-help  cult  gtd 
september 2009 by tsuomela
Coping with Failure, Critics, and Fear | No Map. No Guide. No Limits.
..we may sacrifice an excitement for new possibilities in our search to achieve goals like getting good grades, getting a good job, and figuring out the fastest path to mastery. And as we gain mastery in a certain set of ideas, we “become increasingly reluctant to give those ideas up and try something new,” according to the article’s author, a psychology professor at UC Berkeley.
failure  psychology  risk  motivation  career  criticism  fear  self-help 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Clio Bluestocking Tales: Abolition as a Self-Help Movement
More specifically, I find that the students who cling to this achievement narrative are unable to fully comprehend the material of the class. In understanding success and failure as a simple narrative based upon the character of an individual, they fail to understand the connection between the anti-slavery movement and the end of slavery.
self-help  narrative  story  story-telling  history  race  power  education 
july 2009 by tsuomela
How to Change Your Life (
Can people really change? We tend to assume that circumstances change easily and often, but that people change rarely, slowly, and with great difficulty. But these assumptions are wrong.

The truth is that people can change easily and instantly. The real problem is that they also change back just as easily!
change  psychology  habit  self-help  advice  experience 
april 2009 by tsuomela
The M.A.P. Maker [Meaning, Abundance
To counter that, I have started creating 30-day containers in which I experiment with a new idea. Rather than steadfastly incorporating something new into my life for all eternity, I turn it into an experiment with a finite time-frame.
self-help  tip  procrastination  gtd  ideas 
august 2008 by tsuomela Books | Self-help nation
Good review of two books Self Help Inc, SHAM: how the self-help movement made america helpless.
book  review  psychology  self-help  motivation 
august 2005 by tsuomela

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