Why Is Excitement THE Existential Psychological Need?
Today I had an extremely important realization: I need excitement to live, to survive, to be effective, to enjoy my life. It’s as important to me as breathing, as fundamental as eating and drinking. Somehow I didn’t completely realize that fact. I focused too much on less existential things like fun, productivity, effectiveness, or purpose. Excitement is much more ...Continue Reading →
The Arch-Enemy Of Motivation And Productivity: Perfectionism
I seem to be very susceptible to the disease called perfectionism. Yes, it is quite literally a dis-ease: It prevents things from being easy. As perfectionist you don’t just want to do something – you want to do it the best way possible. So, if you don’t feel able to do it the best way possible you don’t do ...Continue Reading →
Optimism Vs. Positivity: Why Positive People Always Win
Huh? Optimism Vs. Positivity? Wouldn’t that have to be Optimism Vs. Pessimism or Negativity Vs. Positivity? And aren’t optimism and positivity the same thing? No, and no. It’s really hard to realize that, because usually optimism and positivity are used as synonyms. Conversely, pessimism and negativity also aren’t the same. Let’s start with some…
The following aren’t common definitions of the following terms, but I think they are rather useful and enlightening: