Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he'll buy a funny hat. Talk to a hungry man about fish, and he's a consultant.
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I once wore a professional disguise and infiltrated a high-level business meeting just to get material for the Dilbert comic strip. On.
There's no denying the importance of practice. The hard part is figuring out what to practice.
If you don't understand confirmation bias, you might think new information can change people's opinions. As a trained persuader, I know that isn't the case, at least when emotions are involved. People don't change opinions about emotional topics just because some information proved their opinion to be nonsense. Humans aren't wired that way.
To change yourself, part of the solution might involve spending more time with the people who represent the change you seek.
Simplification is often the difference between doing something you know you should do and putting it off.
You can never underestimate the stupidity of the general public.
I don't read the news to find truth, as that would be a foolish waste of time.
I think if you talk to anybody who ever went from not having much to having enough to buy what they wanted, they're always happier. Now I get that whole '$75,000 a year is some kind of magic number,' but my experience is 'more is better, up to a point.' Then there's a point where it doesn't make any difference.
A good general rule is that people are more influenced by visual persuasion, emotion, repetition, and simplicity than they are by details and facts.
Humans will always think in terms of goals. Our brains are wired that way. But goals make sense only if you also have a system that moves you in the right direction.
The things that you think about the most will irrationally rise in importance in your mind.
My definition of happiness is that it's a feeling you get when your body chemistry is producing pleasant sensations in your mind.
Consider the people who routinely disagree with you. See how confident they look while being dead wrong? That's exactly how you look to them.