The Empty-Goal-Phenomenon: Why achieving your goals will not make you feel successful

The Empty-Goal-Phenomenon: Why achieving your goals will not make you feel successful

Does this sound familiar: No matter what you do, you never seem satisfied? Although people around you, like family and friends, are proud of your achievements, you catch yourself always belittling eve...

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Facettes of feedback - Why we fail to get the most of feedback

Facettes of feedback - Why we fail to get the most of feedback

"I feel super bad. Remember the assignment you helped me with? Today I got feedback.“ Sometimes a simple „how are you?“ tends to escalate quite quickly. As I felt a bit inv...

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Why big goals can stand in the way of your success

Why big goals can stand in the way of your success

"If your goals do not scare you, they are not big enough." This quote by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is commonly cited and used to push and motivate people to pursue big goals. I would take this statement w...

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Decreasing danger of disapointment - How not to form wrong expectations

Decreasing danger of disapointment - How not to form wrong expectations

Recently, I have written about illusions we build from the world and that life can be quite unsatisfactory, once we have to face a reality that does not match our expectations. In this text, I collect...

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