Recent content by Ben Yearwood

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    The Biggest Problems In The Self-Help Community

    I'm looking to start a discussion on what the biggest problems are within the self-improvement (self-help) community. For me, two of the biggest problems are reliance on the esoteric (e.g. the Law of Attraction or a Benevolent Universe) and overuse of anecdotal evidence. Maybe because I've...
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    You Shouldn't Have A Dream

    Right on the money! (Also, I have to say that I love your style of writing, very poetic.) "Goals are dreams with a deadline" is a quote that's always resonated with me. That being said, I think all of our goals start out as a dream e.g. I wish I could have a body like Dwayne "The Rock"...
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    How to solve these challenges?

    Hey PSDEV. I've read your post and I recognise your struggle. I won't pretend to be an expert at this, but I can share some advice I've learned over the last few years. 1) If you've been at something for a long period of time and nothing is working, do something radical. Shake your world up. I...
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    Why Being Always Positive Can Be Actually Devastating For Your Life

    That's great advice. In my life, I've found that being positive all the time can blind you to easily preventable issues. I would say that it's not negative to plan for the worst case scenario. I don't know what I would call it... "realism" sounds too patronising. But it's great advice nonetheless.
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    Can Hard Work Beat Intelligence?

    I agree in principle, but I would warn against focusing mainly on action and little on planning. Action is the best and hard work is essential, for sure, but you need to be sure that you're going in the right direction. I can take action to get from Birmingham to London, but if I'm facing the...
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    Can Hard Work Beat Intelligence?

    Is it too much to ask for both? Haha In my opinion, hard work will beat intelligence every time. Charles Darwin had a cousin - Francis Galton - who was a bonafide supergenius, way smarter than Darwin. Galton never focussed on one thing and dabbled a little in everything. On the other hand...