Goals Not Resolutions

I dislike New Year’s resolutions. How many times have you made a resolution that ended in a fiery disaster? It is not your fault. Resolutions are a form of “cultural procrastination,” according to Timothy Pychyl a professor of psychology at Carleton University in Canada. Humans assume willpower is a character trait that you’re either bornContinue reading “Goals Not Resolutions”

Who Are You?

A shelf of books in my house. How do you see yourself? Do you see yourself as a writer, artist, worker, manager, 9 to 5-er, housewife? How you perceive yourself has a great influence in your daily success. For the longest time I didn’t call myself an author or even a writer. I was just aContinue reading “Who Are You?”

Changes are Mandatory

The first day of my fiftieth year started out at the doctor’s office hearing test results. I heard what many of you have heard or will hear. Change your diet, get more exercise, cut down on the wine and rest. I was told in no uncertain terms that change is mandatory. Yeah, yeah, yeah, IContinue reading “Changes are Mandatory”

Skunk Fallacy?

I miss understood when I heard someone say sunk cost fallacy. Skunk what? I was soon corrected. I found out that there are no cute black and white fuzzy critters involved at all. Sunk Cost Fallacy is is the tendency for humans to continue investing in something that clearly isn’t working in the hope thatContinue reading “Skunk Fallacy?”