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2. Avoid generaliaztion

2. Avoid generaliaztion

Sometimes, our impression of ourselves does not match others’ impression. This is called the spotlight effect — a tendency in which you misjudge and overestimate how much attention others pay to your behavior.

To combat the spotlight effect, consider your performance on aggregate versus zeroing in on a singular negative event.

Think of a bell curve: you’ll likely perform average or higher than average most days. Some days will be below average, and that’s normal.

Keep an eye on the bigger picture.

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