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How to get motivated, according to science

How to get motivated, according to science | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Research says to stop being so rational. Get those emotions going instead.

Via Barb Jemmott, donhornsby
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Self motivation - now you know..!

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donhornsby's curator insight, July 17, 2014 9:09 PM

(From the article)" Surround yourself with people you want to be and it's far less taxing to do what you should be doing.


In his excellent book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, Charles Duhigg says: "When people join groups where change seems possible, the potential for that change to occur becomes more real."

The Longevity Project, which studied over 1000 people from youth to death had this to say:

The groups you associate with often determine the type of person you become. For people who want improved health, association with other healthy people is usually the strongest and most direct path of change. [The Longevity Project]

And the research on friendship confirms this. From my interview with Carlin Flora, author ofFriendfluence:

Research shows over time, you develop the eating habits, health habits, and even career aspirations of those around you. If you're in a group of people who have really high goals for themselves you'll take on that same sense of seriousness.

Gloria Miele, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 18, 2014 10:58 AM

Get excited!! 

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Why Wait? The Science Behind Procrastination

Why Wait? The Science Behind Procrastination | Positive futures | Scoop.it

After a long delay, psychological science is beginning to understand the complexities of procrastination.



Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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This will help many people, including me!

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Randy Bauer's curator insight, May 27, 2014 9:04 PM

I PROMISE TO READ THIS TOMORROW.

Do The Hard Stuff First.