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Procrastination Is Essential to Innovation

Procrastination Is Essential to Innovation | Creativity & Decision-Making | Scoop.it

Sometimes your weaknesses (procrastination and anxiety) may actually be the 'red-hot coal stuck in the throat' that summons your superpowers. Or as Bob Moesta writes, 'The moment of struggle is the defining act of innovation.'"

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Stress Roots from Decision Making

It might be astonishing that stress makes individuals pay attention on the ways in which things could go right. Stress is generally linked with pessimistic experiences, so you tend to think; maybe I am going to pay much attention on the pessimistic outcomes.

 

But the scientists have discovered that when the individuals are put under stress, they begin giving more attention to optimistic information and discounting pessimistic information. Stress tends to aid individuals learn from optimistic feedback and keeps them away from learning anything from negative feedback.

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Decision-Making Under Stress: The Brain Remembers Rewards, Forgets Punishments | Healthland | TIME.com

Decision-Making Under Stress: The Brain Remembers Rewards, Forgets Punishments | Healthland | TIME.com | Creativity & Decision-Making | Scoop.it
If you're trying to make an important decision while the baby is crying, the boss is shouting on the phone and the cat has chosen this moment to think outside the box, you might want to take a breather and wait.

 

It's counterintuitive, but under stress we tend to focus more on the rewards than on the risks of any decision.

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Stress changes how people make decisions

Trying to make a big decision while you're also preparing for a scary presentation? You might want to hold off on that. Feeling stressed changes how people weigh risk and reward.
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