Annie Duke goes into the principles of Truthseeking; Think of your decision-making on future possibilities as bets for your future with the different choices that you make as alternative bets for alternative futures.
I began reading this book out of curiosity on what insights Dr. Esther Perel, a psychotherapist whose work and counseling focuses on sexual relationships, could offer in the subject matter of married sex lives. I had found her speaking events to be quite educational and useful for understanding people's sexual inhibitions and preferences. Seeing her … Continue reading Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance This book, by Psychologist Angela Duckworth, was very illuminating. I had heard of this book before thanks to having read Carol Dweck and Heidi Grant Halvorson's books, but I wish I had read this one before them because I feel that it provides the foundational basis for those … Continue reading Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
10/10 This book is definitely worthy of its praise. Harvard Psychologist Daniel Gilbert provides some of the most incredible insights on how we misjudge our own behavior in the future and even go as far as to misinterpret the past. There's more depth in so many of these psychology books that I read that one … Continue reading Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert
By far, one of the greatest books I’ve had the pleasure of reading. Daniel Kahneman goes into such details for biases in availability, to substitution of hard questions to how we feel about such difficult questions, and how we try to find causes where there are none. There is a plethora of riveting, academic, and … Continue reading Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Failure builds character and motivation
You are not your bad thoughts http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/anxiety-files/200906/how-do-obsessive-compulsive-people-think
I think this specific article really hits the core problem of most first world countries; the day-to-day chores, relationship issues, work stress, and many other priorities can really drain people and make them question their own value. You Are Not A Failure