The Blog of Dr. Jim Taylor

Welcome to Dr. Jim Taylor's blog! Its goal is to inspire, inform, and transform with ideas, perspectives, insights, and tools that can change your thinking and your life.

Research has shown that deceiving yourself, what is called “positive illusion” in psych-speak, can actually increase confidence, influence over others, and performance.

Of course, self-deception that is too disconnected from reality will not work so well. But telling yourself that you are just a bit better than you actually are can go a long way.

To learn more, here’s an interesting article from The Wall Street Journal.

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