One of the reasons I hear people say makes them afraid of change is: “I want to keep my lifestyle”. But research in positive psychology including from its leading proponent Dan Gilbert at Harvard shows that we are not very good at predicting what will make us happy, which is why there are plenty of wealthy, powerful unhappy people. In fact, after about $70k or so in annual income, the return on quality of life tends to flatten out for any additional earnings. What does help i
Now, what do a politician, activist and transformational coach have in common?... …Not their height. Photo: Serendipitous encounter with Ed Miliband (MP and author of Go Big) and Jon Alexander (Founder and author of Citizens) at the RSA Fellows Festival.
It’s a fun but flawed question!
While similarities create a sense of psychological safety, it’s our differences that provide rich terrain for perspective-taking and fresh thinking.
As a society, we spend too much ti
We give up just before we reach the goal.
Whether it’s a job, relationship, dream business or simply having more space and work-life balance, the closer we get, the more likely we can revert back to the old…
Why? Because the fear of failure and emotional intensity can be the highest when we’ve gone the furthest along the path. The dream is within reach – but not yet materialised – and we don’t realise how close we are.
“The night is darkest just before the dawn” –