130 STASHED IDEAS
The four universal principles constitute a working definition of the rule of law. These were developed in accordance to internationally accepted standards and norms.
Listening to a great soundtrack that pumps your inner fuel (Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen, or Lose Yourself by Eminem, for instance) is a sure-fire way to spark your imagination and sustain your goal-oriented behaviour.
Cultivating an underdog mindset is useful as it takes the pressure off and makes us reimagine ourselves as someone who is starting from zero and has nothing to lose, making our small victories seem epic.
What we know from neuroscience and psychology, the true self doesn't exist. There is no evidence for a separate morally good true self deep within a person.
But the ides of a morally good true self still plays an important role, such as how we understand others' behaviour, assess our own lives and how we think it influences our behaviour.
Instead of trying to apply willpower when all the stages (situational, attentional, appraisal and response) have already taken place, one can strategize at the start of the stage and ensure that those do not happen at all.
For instance, the situational stage where we are faced with the temptation right in front of us could itself be avoided if we actively pursue not being in that situation. Example: Not buying the box of cookies, not placing it at home, and not going to the supermarket where one can easily find and buy it.
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