3 Mental Errors Holding You Back in School







As rational and logical as we think we are, we are all prone to making a series of mental errors that hold us back. These are the three most common mental errors holding you back as a student.

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TIME STAMPS:
00:35 – Confirmation Bias
02:24 – Loss Aversion
04:22 – Survivorship Bias
06:14 – How to Overcome These Biases
06:25 – Let Go of the Ego
07:08 – Seek Value, Don’t Add Value
07:57 – Constantly Question Your Assumptions

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I think adding value is a good thing. When someone one brags that's not adding value, it's just wasted time. Adding value is teaching something or helping someone, which is a good thing.Also, extracting value is a negative thing, if you don't add something back. Extracting is taking something without reciprocating.

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Do you think journaling in the morning is as effective as journaling at night? I feel that I wouldn't be in a swayed emotional state or overrun with thoughts just after waking up, but rather just drowsy. Haven't tried this but open to starting, have recently made a habit of meditating and it's been great thus far.

Great video. I have faced situations where I know I, or my beliefs, are wrong and I know that but I can't accept that i'm wrong no matter how much evidence is against me.

What's interesting is in all of the points discussed here are beliefs that we hold that can be controlled via a level of objectivity. By questioning whether your belief or reasoning are based on empirical evidence supporting it is a great starting point to understanding whether your idea holds true, and not only should you seek evidence to affirm your belief, but seek to see if there's evidence that works against it.

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