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“I’ll start trying in year 12 when it really matters” and other delusional thoughts: Debunking 3 ideas that stop you from achieving your personal best

I’ve just finished reading a book called ‘You are not so smart: Why your memory is mostly fiction, why you have too many friends on Facebook and 46 other ways you’re deluding yourself’. It’s got me thinking about thinking. In particular, it’s got me thinking about cognitive distortions. What’s a cognitive distortion? A cognitive distortion […]

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Your teacher says “It’s time to get serious”. But what does that mean?

At the beginning of the school year teachers attempt to get their students in the right frame of mind and motivate them for the year ahead. “It’s time to get serious” I’ve heard many teachers say in their pep talks to students. But as one student said to me earlier this week – “What do […]

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