Video - Failing Repeatedly at Life? Avoid this Cognitive Trap. $ Mini-Lecture Series

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    • author: HealthyGamerGG
    • title: Failing Repeatedly at Life? Avoid this Cognitive Trap. Mini-Lecture Series
    • year: 20202020

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  • The worst thing people can do when they succeed is moving the goalpost.
  • ==Do not move the goalpost.==
  • I ate healthy once this week, I will eat healthy twice next week is WRONG. By changing the goal like that, we undermine the success we just had and make it look like a failure.
  • Keep the goalpost the same until you automatically beat it by a lot, then move it by a little.
  • People feel like they have to make up for lost time. Because they feel like giant failures, they expect that they need giant successes to balance that out. This is the fallacy. (Compare this to "X did not start painting until he was 35 years old")
  • Another thing that works against successes is the "Why didnt I start this earlier" effect. We take the present success as a trigger to beat ourselves up over past failures, because we see that we area actually capable of achieving things.