Is Happiness Really A Choice?

You’re reading Is Happiness Really A Choice?, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you’re enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. When I was a child, my parents would ask me, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and I would reply “Happy!” […]

Why facing death makes us want to live

This weeks fabulous and thought-provoking guest blog post comes from Mandy Hu (aka Xian Hu) who studied Neurobiology at the University of Amsterdam and majored in Science Communication. Who she is? A writer, a traveller and a dreamer. She is still searching for her voice in science writing, but to get an idea of her writing style you […]

The Near Win, The Uncertain Goal, and The Value Of Achieving What You Set Your Mind To

  While we might think that there is nothing worse than almost winning, actually, when it comes to our motivation, “near wins” actually add fuel to the fire.   “Motivation,” says Monica Wadhwa of Insitut Europeen d’Administration des Affairs (INSEAD), “is like energy and reward is like direction” (Wadhwa, 2017). And once our motivational energy […]