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When The Going Gets Tough…Get TOUGHER!

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Have you ever heard of the sunk cost principle? It is business terminology that refers to how much time, money and resources one has invested that can no longer be recovered. It’s gone, baby, and there’s nothing you can do about it. So move on.

According to a University of Scranton, research found that just 8 percent of individuals actually achieve their New Year’s goals. The study showed that our brains are unable to process large lists, therefore making them counter-productive to our accomplishments. When you begin making an extremely long list, a Forbes article states that attempting to always knock the ball out of the park can be “psychologically daunting.”

Journalist and author of Mind Over Mind suggest keeping resolution lists shorter. While we’re still have more than half a year to go to reach Jan. 1, it is for certain that we all have at least one goal we’d like to have come to fruition next year. There is nothing wrong with having a dozen or so goals on your “to do list,” but have you reached a point where you feel like throwing in the towel? Read the rest of this entry »

Jealousy = The Most Destructive Force

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compareIf you are searching for someone who has more then you, it won’t take you too long to find them. There is always someone who has everything that you’ve ever wanted, and then some. Pick a category: physical appearance, wealth, finances, the perfect mate, the perfect dream job— there are those that have checked off almost everything on their bucket list.

This is one issue that I have really worked to overcome, and I continue to catch my thoughts whenever they try to lead me towards that dangerous road down Comparison Lane. The most destructive and defeating behavior one can do is to compare themselves to others. Comparison can lead to depression faster than you can say, “I wish…” Read the rest of this entry »