Learning

How “Positive Thinking” Ruins Your Quit Smoking Attempts

Studies show that we’re two times more driven by fear/loss motivators than by gain/benefit ones. Basically it comes from a deep ancestral need for security, to make sure we stay away from danger, so that we live and procreate. Rewards are good and we want them, but we can live and procreate with or without them. Indeed, pains of any kind or size, physical or emotional, could move our asses faster than any of the positive motivators. When it comes to smoking, you’d expect that just few of the bad things would be enough to help us quit twice faster than booking the holiday we promised to ourselves to...

Get Back Into Your Comfort Zone

I love staying within my comfort zone. Do you? I thought so, that’s why my message to you is “get out of back into your comfort zone”. It’s called comfort zone because it is… comfortable. Duh, I know. The video down the page is a short conclusion of what you read in this post, so I sincerely recommend you read it. But if you’re in a hurry, scroll down to the bottom of this article and watch it now. Anyway, I try to sell you on reading more by asking you this question: Why do so many strong, influential people out there encourage you to “get out of your comfort zone”? Of course...

Typing Lesson for Kyudo Learners (…What?!)

It happens more often than less, before my kyudo training sessions, that simple¬†thoughts comes into my mind that become interesting when related to kyudo. And when I find out about such goodies, I forward them to you, my reader. As I started blogging, touch-typing (typing without looking at the keyboard and at the text you’re typing) became more important than it was before. So I am learning and practising, pursuing two essential aspects of it, if I want to be like a “pro”: accuracy and speed. Now, if I couldn’t have both all of the time, I would favour accuracy when I’d publish a blog post or I’d release...