It's hard to believe that you can block yourself not only with negative thoughts, but also with overly positive thoughts. Over-motivation and pressure can be a problem.


Pressure to achieve goals

This mind killer is one of my favorite thinking mistakes because it fits the norms of today meritocracy and is therefore very widespread. Straight Executives are the Opinions, that they have to keep putting pressure on themselves and their employees so that the Set of Company be reached. Due to its wide spread, this mistake in reasoning is one of the worst mistakes in reasoning because it is not perceived as a mind killer.

One of the most popular phrasings of this error is the if-then phrasing. "If you can't do that, then you're a loser." Or “If you don't take this chance, then that's it with the Career.” Or "If you don't get it done by then and then, I'll find someone else to do it for you!" and so forth.

Pressure leads to burnout

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Unfortunately, these mono and dialogues are part of our business world Everyday life and are partly responsible for the fact that the burn-out syndrome is becoming more and more widespread. The most extreme form of pressure is blinder actionism and hectic activity without knowing the exact reason for it.

It would often be better to just calm down and think carefully about what makes the most sense in the current situation. Unfortunately, the pressure-making error in thinking is reported before we can do it, the basic assumptions of our previous ones may no longer be correct decision to question.

When basic needs are not met

How grotesque this error in reasoning is is also shown by the fact that the Peoplewho come to me, expecting the famous kick in the ass from me, even though they are already sick from the pressure on them.

I then question this pressure and try to get together with the client behind what is actually behind the pressure. Often several of the five basic psychological needs are not satisfied. Thus, the client does not realize that it is a question of satisfying a need, because he tries to extinguish the need himself with the pressure.

Motivation can lead to pressure

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The reason is: Exaggerated self-motivation, the constant self-cheering puts us under pressure just as much as self-criticism and self-abuse. In the mind killer of over-motivation, people expect themselves to be in a good mood, optimistic, self confident and have to be positive.

Walking around with the creed “There aren't any Problems, but only Solutions.” Even with this mistake in reasoning, we lose sight of reality and run into the fallacy of Control and Orientation after.

Beware of extreme euphoria

However, the mind-killer over-motivation is very difficult to recognize, as it is often associated with the feeling of extreme euphoria. We see our life as one single success story and feel us great and invulnerable.

It's missing Balance between failure and Success, since we completely hide the failure. The highest expression of this overmotivation is dealing with grief due to the loss of a loved one.

Overmotivation as a social trend

Thirty years ago, it was still common to wear a year of mourning and to commemorate the dead at every family celebration. Today people around you look at you in a strange way if you are still in mourning a week after the funeral and don't go straight back to it Agenda can pass.

Quite often you hear sentences like: “Don't act like that. The dead man would not have wanted you to mourn for so long. You have to look ahead now. ” This shows that over-motivation now seems to have become a social trend.

Over-motivation conceals imbalances

However, in the course of their lives, most people come to the point where they no longer have the strength to maintain their overmotivity denunciator. Often new mind-killer are created, such as the pressure-thinking mistake or an excessive self-denial.

Overexploitation often has the function of concealing a different imbalance in life, and arranging for a longer period of time with a thing that we have to change than it does us well.

have to prove something

We always motivate ourselves to persevere and continue. This mind-killer is not a discovery of success.

Rather, he comes from those people who have the feeling to always step in the spot and not to escape the hamster wheel. They over-motivate themselves with the intention to prove something to their surroundings.

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