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The Psychology of It's OK to Fail

Being Average 

Being average should not be looked down upon. There are a lot of successful people, who are good at what they do and are average at best.

Being consistent and reliable is more important than being exceptional. We should know our strengths and weaknesses, and move smartly towards success.

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The Psychology of It's OK to Fail

The Psychology of It's OK to Fail

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Fear of Failure

People are considered sub-par or 'not up to the mark' if they are not good at the preset measurements and examinations, which are designed by others, that have a risk-averse outlook towards life.

To find true success in life, you have to be taught a healthy appreciation of failure, and freedom to create your path, free from preset guidelines or rules.

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Standing out of the crowd

People don’t like it when someone changes or does something that makes them feel awkward or insecure. They will think he’s crazy, selfish, arrogant. If you want to do something incredible, you have to become comfortable with being different from the rest.

Nothing worth having comes easy

As cliche as that sounds. Most of us give up on something we’re passionate about too soon. But anyone who’s been successful has a tale of struggle and perseverance to share.

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Solomon's Paradox

Solomon's Paradox suggests that we reason about other people's social problems in a better way as our outlook has a certain distance.

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Get some Distance

Our emotions take precedence in our own problems due to our narrow viewpoint.

  • If we imagine that instead of us, it's someone else whom we are advising, we may have a more objective suggestion.
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Accept your Objective Wisdom

Accepting the wisdom that comes from being objective is critical, though it may mean coming in terms with yourself.

Distancing yourself from the situation gives you clarity, but the bitter truth that emerges should not be disregarded.

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Being Mediocre

Most of us are in the 'mediocre' zone, making a living and trying to do our best in confining circumstances. We try to work, raise a family, and try to be happy.

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Procrastination

Procrastination is generally looked down upon and thought of as laziness, but it is your body telling you that you need to back off and think about what you are doing. 

You should try and figure out why you are procrastinating, as it can be a symptom of something broken in your life.

Zero-Tasking

We all multitask at some point or the other, some of us more than others. Our attention and intelligence are deviated and substracted during multi-tasking.

Single-tasking is better than multi-tasking, as focusing completely on one thing at any given time is optimal. Even better is to move into silence and nothingness by doing zero-tasking. The more we zero-task (another name for mindfulness or meditation), the more we progress into creativity and excellence.

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