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Every field has interesting or entertaining information. It is useless but keeps you focused, and that makes it valuable.

For example, exposure to a field in the form of blogs or CNBC may be the reason to become interested in investing, making it some of the most important information. The trick is knowing when it is entertainment and when it should influence your actions.

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Genetics play a 30 to 40 percent role in optimism bias. Actively believing that positive changes are going to happen boosts our motivation to try harder than we normally would, impacting the final outcome. Positive expectations make us happier and reduce our anxiety.

In the corporate world, CEOs and entrepreneurs tend to lean towards optimism as their success sometimes depends on them not quitting in despair.

How 'optimism bias' shapes our decisions and futures


Narratives of scientific discovery get polished after the fact.

  • Newton was an old man when he told his friend, William Stukeley, that his thinking on the nature of gravity "was occasioned by the fall of an apple, as he sat in contemplative mood." The adage of "the apple fell on his head" came with time, but is not historically correct.
  • Archimedes did have a eureka moment while he lowered himself in the bath, but the part that he streaked across Syracuse is probably not true.

How 'Eureka' Moments in Science Happen


Forming a good question is often the most difficult part of the planning process. This is because the exact language of the question frames the rest of the project. Most researchers do this step repeatedly as they change their question in light of previous research and other constraints.

  • Find a subject that is interesting to you.
  • It should be feasible within your resource constraints, such as time and money.
  • It should lead to new and distinctive insights.

How to plan a research project | Psyche Guides


Factoring your strengths

A good decision depends on the strengths of the person making it.

If a person is an expert in a field, he can then make an informed decision, while trusting his gut feeling or instinct.

This Is How To Make Good Decisions: 4 Secrets Backed By Research - Barking Up The Wrong Tree


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