Saturday, May 10, 2008

A good mental trick.

When I find out that it's difficult to make myself do something, the following thought comes to my head:
you should concentrate on searching for the reasons why you are going to succeed and why you should act even if you'll fail; and you shouldn't waste time on trying to find the reasons why you are going to fail and why you should lie idle even if you have all the chances to succeed.
Believe me or not, it works. For me, at least.


Anonymous said...

This is akin to "Pascal's Wager", but in the context of optimism and positive mental visualisation.

even though the existence of God cannot be determined through reason, a person should "wager" as though God exists, because so living has potentially everything to gain, and certainly nothing to lose


Zach Betten said...

If I were to skim through that piece of information, I wouldn't understand a word of it. However, I understood every single word of it. I am dealing with this trouble myself, and am starting to realize that it takes a lot of out of me, especially when I'm thinking complexly all day about studies of mine.

"That was a thought... And so was that."

The area in quotes is a thought of mine, exactly as I typed it. Being that, I type so much, I actually type my direct thoughts sometimes. In-fact, I'm tempted to re-read my own "blog", if one could call it that, to see if that made any sense at all either...

That was another thought. :)