What Bandura’s Self-Efficacy Theory Teaches Us about Failure and Success

Bandura’s self-efficacy theory is a widely accepted method in psychology which helps us develop confidence in ourselves. Developed in the late 90s by Albert Bandura, the self-efficacy theory attempts to explain why people deal with challenges differently. Ever wondered why some of us are more apt to deal with failure and…

When Blaming Others for Your Failures, Consider These Uncomfortable Truths

Excruciating pain at a turning point of our lives will make us stop blaming others. Until then, we will be empty. Thinking back as far as I can pick out times when I refused to take the blame for things. I remember tantrums in my teenage years, but usually, it…

How to Find Your Authentic Self by Asking These 5 Simple Questions

Getting to know the authentic self that is hiding deep inside you is the first step on the long path of liberation. Just think about it, if you dare. Your true self is hidden deep within you, covered by layers upon layers of opinions, expectations, and excuses. You are not…

Feeling Inadequate? 7 Strategies to Silence Your Inner Critic

It’s easy to criticize yourself, especially when others criticize you too. Feeling inadequate is hard when rebuilding your self-esteem. At least one point in our lives. We’ve felt inadequate. You know that voice, the one that says, “You're not good enough”, “You’ll never find true love”, yeah, that voice. Well,…

7 Hidden Causes of Fear That Could Explain Why You Avoid Some Things in Life

We, as humans, are afraid of many things, sometimes developing severe phobias. So, what are the hidden causes of our fear? What are the reasons for these reactions? When I was a little girl, I was afraid of the forest surrounding my house, but only at night. During the day,…

Why Overcoming Perfectionism Can Be a Real Struggle (and How to Do It)

In a world where success is measured by excellence and perfection, it’s easy to see why some people become perfectionists. But living your life to these impossibly high standards is exhausting. So why do we find overcoming perfection so difficult? Before we talk about overcoming perfectionism, let’s start with what…

12 Things to Teach Your Children Today to Build a Better Society Tomorrow

If you’re a parent or plan to become one in the future, there are some things you have to keep in mind and teach your children from a young age. Why? Because if you raise a child who cares about society, perhaps this world will become a better place to…

The Deeper Causes of Procrastination No One Talks about

Procrastination is the enemy of an important goal, so we need to understand its causes before we can beat it. The causes of procrastination may seem simple, either you don't want to do it, or you keep getting distracted. Sometimes, it can be a little more complicated than that. One…