January 6, 2009

SETTING YOURSELF UP FOR FAILURE BY making excuses in advance:

“This is real self-sabotage, like drinking heavily before a test, skipping practice or using really poor equipment,” said Edward R. Hirt, a psychologist at Indiana University. “Some people do this a lot, and often it’s not clear whether they’re entirely conscious of doing it — or of its costs.”

You certainly see this in students, sometimes.

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