Monthly Archives: June 2013

Prevention is the Disease, Not the Cure

There's a tough but fascinating book just out about motivation by Columbia social psychologist E. Tory Higgins. He lays out how we approach desired goals as "prevention" goals or "promotion" goals. A prevention orientation is "vigilant": we are on alert for the bad stuff NOT to happen. The promotion goal orientation is "eager": we seek […]

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Ignore Yourself

For years now, there’s a rant that’s been building up inside me – something I’m so fed up with that I can’t even stand myself. It goes like this: I get together with my best friends for a day or two together – a wedding, a christening, New Year’s. I love these people, but they […]

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