The Only Thing That Will Get You Through Bad Situations

It’s so bad, but you have to get through it. The only way out is psychological reframing. The reality of how bad things are isn’t going to change. So if you can’t change that, the only thing you can do is change your attitude. Military groups call it “embracing the suck.” It sucks. In fact, […]

Turning This Negative Thing Into A Positive Is Totally In Your Control

I was demoralized. I was sitting on my front porch, looking into my hands. I was holding a cigarette. I had just smoked a cigarette for the first time in 2 weeks. What made it worse was that I had just gotten home from the gym. I had gone 2 weeks without a cigarette, was […]

How To Predict The Future

It’s not as hard as you think. Human beings are actually notoriously bad at predicting what they would and wouldn’t do in future situations. We say we’d do the right thing, but don’t consider social pressure, politics, or real-world consequences. It’s easy to talk the talk when your amygdala is quiet and well-behaved. So, let’s […]