It is speculated that people confuse daydreams for reality. The warm emotions from the fantasies lead them to feel as if they'd already met their goals. It results in not putting in the hard work needed for success.
Positive thinking on its own could be counter-productive. Research shows that dieters who fantasized about weight loss are less likely to lose weight. Students who dream of academic success tend to get worse grades than those who don't.
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Use the WOOP strategy for achieving goals:
Everything starts with a wish. But don't transform that into fantasy.
When you fantasize, your brain thinks you’ve actually achieved your goal. So rather than ramping up, motivation dials back.
Be specific about the form your wish should take.
For example: If a "better work-life balance" is your wish, your outcome could be “No work on weekends."
There is a correlation between positive thinking and ineffective performance, because expectations of a successful outcome demonstrably relaxes a person so much that they lack the energy to achi...
It involves attaching positive thinking to realistic goals.
This approach also connects positive thinking to a realistic assessment of one’s possibilities, an awareness of obstacles is inevitable, and that leads to a second aspect of successful mental contrasting.
It involves developing if-then strategies for things that may not go as well as hoped as you work to achieve your goals.
With these in place, you’re ready to “improvise” — in quotes because you’ve actually planned out your response in advance — as need be and keep moving forward.
.. was a pseudonymous patient of psychoanalyst Robert Lindner, in his 1954 case studies, in which the patient had a dual life, which he could switch by mental time-travel and travel in an instant t...
..according to the famous science fiction author Ursula Le Guin has an essential gesture of distancing and pulling back from reality, seeing it from a different plane. It provides a fresh perspective for our righteous wars and our desires to conquer or be conquered.
The Fantasy stories of other worlds make our world seem like a foreign society whose culture and rules have many unwanted features that we can try to change.
.. published in 1972 was an alternate fantasy timeline of Adolf Hitler, in which he lives another kind of life as a science fiction author and illustrator(yes it is far fetched!)
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