In her book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so
If you had gathered the same people who created Linux, installed them in a giant conference room for a year, and asked them to devise a new operating system, it’s doubtful that anything so revolutionary would have occurred.
Everyone has the ability to build mental strength, but most people don’t know how or don’t give enough importance to it. People spend a lot more time talking about physical strength and physical health, but much less time on mental strength and mental health.
“When you fall in love with the process rather than the product, you don’t have to wait to give yourself permission to be happy. You can be satisfied anytime your system is running.” ― James Clear
The defining characteristic of pessimists is that they tend to believe bad events will last a long time, will undermine everything they do, and are their own fault. The optimists, who are confronted with the same hard knocks of this world, think about misfortune in the opposite way. They tend to believe defeat is just a temporary setback, that its causes are confined to this one case.
In his seminal work, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, Csíkszentmihályi outlines his theory that people are happiest when they are in a state of flow—a state of concentration or complete absorption with the activity at hand and the situation.
Pink sets out to “unearth the hidden science of timing” – to uncover it as a significant but unrecognized player in our lives.
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates US, which draws on 50 years of behavioral science to overturn the conventional wisdom about human motivation
Thinking Fast and Slow is about the two systems in your brain that are constantly fighting over control of your behavior and actions, and explains how this leads to errors in memory, judgment and decisions, and what can be done do about it.
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business is a book by Charles Duhigg who takes a unique look into the human mind to explore the science behind habit making.
I am obviously not an expert in infectious diseases, but I wonder whether we aren’t perhaps exaggerating. It is like suddenly people forgot about all the other problems we have in our world and all they can think about is the coronavirus.
According to Gardner’s definition of intelligence, people can have different strengths and the learning experience can be tailored to those differences.