The Perks and Pitfalls of Comparing Ourselves to Others: The Social Comparison Theory

People make all kinds of judgments about themselves, and one of the key ways we do this is through social comparison or analyzing the self in relation to others. Based on this habit of humans, the Social Comparison Theory was first proposed in 1954 by psychologist Leon Festinger. This theory states that we humans, as … Continue reading The Perks and Pitfalls of Comparing Ourselves to Others: The Social Comparison Theory

The HARDer your goal, the better!

Do most of the worldwide goal setting strategies actually work? The honest answer would be no. The majority of these strategies (some may be called myths as well I suppose) are not getting people where they really want to be. For example, many people set New Year resolutions. Interestingly, researchers have identified that of those … Continue reading The HARDer your goal, the better!

Left-brained or Right-brained? It doesn’t really matter…

The Brain can truly be considered as the most complicated organ in the universe. There is nothing as complex as the human brain. It is estimated that we have 86 billion nerve cells. Each nerve cell is connected to other nerve cells, not in a one to one connection, but up to 10,000 individual connections between cells. Which means you have more connection in your skull than there are starts in the Universe. Information in your brain travels at about 268 miles an hour (Approximately 432 km/h). And even though your brain is only 2% of your body’s weight, it uses 20% to 30% of the calories that you consume.

All that we are is a result of what we have thought – Gautama Buddha

There’s a lot of scientific evidence out there to prove that our thoughts alone have immediate and tangible effects on ourselves and the environment around us. So if you think positive, you will get positive outcomes, and it is the same for negative thinking. It is ultimately synonymous to “you are who you think you are.”