Q&A

How to be Successful

How to be Successful

What is the formula for success? Can it simply be reframing how you see the world? Professor of psychology Emily Balcetis decodes the science and art of achievement.

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How do successful people see the world compared to those who aren't successful?
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Is it better to visualize or write down your goals?
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Is it necessary to be intelligent to succeed in life?
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How to deal with fear of failure?
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To anticipate challenge and see failure comes naturally to me. My friends and colleagues call me pessimistic. Is this all bad or am I better trying to be an optimistic go-getter?
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Does education really matter to somebody's success?
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Which is better, long-term goals or short-term goals?
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Do open-minded people have a different visual perception of reality?
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Is character important to become successful in life?
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Given that our perception is subjective, how can we work against this and see things more clearly?
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'We live in a framework of perception determined by our values'. Does this point to there being value in having people examine their values as a first step in goal-setting?
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What is a key tip to making New Year's resolutions stick? Especially around diet and exercise?
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What do self-help gurus get wrong about success, motivation and reaching goals?
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