Prejudice exists – so don’t let it derail your progress

A reload of articles (I still like) from the old blog. Of all the barriers that kill our progress as High-FFs (those with a high fear of failure) the assumption of prejudice against us is probably the most powerful. No other assumption so effectively changes our behaviour – destroying our confidence, making us overly-sensitive and defensive and leading us to …

Motivation needs purpose, but don’t forget fear

Dan Pink is the author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. If you want to know the answer to this, however, a quicker route than reading the book is to watch this highly-engaging YouTube animation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc) from the UK’s Royal Society or Arts (and tagged by Leigh Carrick Moore – thank you!). In the animation Dan Pink …

Are you a pessimist? Perhaps your football team is to blame

West Ham United finds itself bottom of the Premier League again, which is perhaps no more than to be expected given the Kelsey Effect I mentioned in the earlier blog on luck. Of course, in that blog I dismissed the Kelsey Effect, or any other series of misfortunes that are banded together to create a sense of luck or (more …