selective attention

Selective attention allows us to tune out unimportant details

As we all know: attention is a limited resource. Selective attention allows us to tune out unimportant details and focus on what really matters. An extremely important skill. We can distinguish two kinds of...
on/off switch

Train to use your own off switch

The iconic on/off switch on our electronic devices is slowly disappearing. These days, most devices we own are 'always on'. On standby, constantly spying on us. The switch will never come back. But we...
sum of your habits

You are the sum of your habits

You are the sum of your habits. And that is a good thing. Because habits help us lead our lives. When we do something habitually it almost becomes effortless. We do it automatically and...
dopamine

Dopamine addiction causes constant seeking behavior

Many people are addicted to their smartphone these days. When we use our smartphone we constantly get little dopamine hits. It makes us pleasure seekers and stimulates continuous seeking behavior. How does that work?...
motivational videos

The guilty pleasure of watching motivational videos

I love watching motivational videos on YouTube. But for the wrong reasons: most of them do not inspire me but make me laugh. Except those by David Goggins and William Hollis. Why? Keep reading. Time to...
eye of Sauron

Are we all staring into the eye of Sauron?

In daily life we all see the examples of people that are glued to their phones. All captured in their own worlds. Invisible and not really there. What is that thing that is staring...
system 1 and system 2 thinking

System 1 and system 2 thinking

Yesterday an illusionist opened my eyes. He taught me how easily our minds can be fooled. We often use a mode of quick thinking where our lazy minds conveniently fill in the blanks. That...
fail and become stronger

Make sure to fail and become stronger

Most of us have grown up with the lesson that failure is bad. Me too. I have always hated making mistakes and failing at something. Such a shame. The lesson taught growing up should...
exercising

Stop feeling distracted and start exercising

Are you constantly feeling distracted and tired? Is your lack of focus harming your professional development? Throw away your coffee and energy drinks. Exercising thirty minutes a day, five times a week is a...
chef's table

Chef’s Table is all about perseverance and focus

Chef's Table is a show on Netflix that tells the stories of some world famous and successful chefs. The stories of passionate people that believe in something and never give up on their dream...

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