JOEL BEST ~ COMMON SIGNS OF DUBIOUS DATA ~ STAT-SPOTTING ~ 2008

~ B ~ Background

~ NSIWBF(BAFF) ~ Numbers Seem Inconsistent With Benchmark Figures (Basic And Familiar Facts)

~ SEAUTIASCP ~ Severe Examples Are Used To Illustrate A Supposedly Common Problem

~ B ~ Blunders

~ NTSTHOTLMBCBAMDP ~ Numbers That Seem Too High Or Too Low May Be Caused By A Misplaced Decimal Point

~ BTCSISBIL ~ Botched Translations Convert Statistics Into Simpler But Incorrect Language

~ MGDTRVIOD ~ Misleading Graphs Distort The Reader’s Visual Impression Of Data

~ EISOCATFF ~ Errors In Strings Of Calculations Affect The Final Figures

~ S ~ Sources

~ BRNMBASOG ~ Big Round Numbers May Be A Sign Of Guessing

~ H-‘TB’O’TW’-MRE ~ Hyperbole – “The Biggest” Or “The Worst” – May Reveal Exaggeration

~ CTSUSMIBU ~ Claims That Seem Unbelievably Shocking May Indeed By Unbelievable

~ AP-IGADN-CTAC ~ A Problem – Is Given A Disturbing Name – Calculated To Arouse Concern

~ D ~ Definitions

~ BDLTBN ~ Broad Definitions Lead To Big Numbers

~ EAPDMTPSL ~ Expanding A Problem’s Definition Makes The Problem Seem Larger

~ CAPDDMOC ~ Changing A Problem’s Definition Distorts Measures Of Change

~ APDMELDC ~ A Problem’s Definition May Exclude Less Disturbing Cases

~ M ~ Measurements

~ NSITQ-HWTMC? ~ New Statistics Invite The Question – How Was This Measure Created?

~ UUOACLTQC ~ Unusual Units Of Analysis Can Lead To Questionable Conclusions

~ SMULQTEPR ~ Surveys May Use Loaded Questions That Encourage Particular Responses

~ CIMMATRS ~ Changes In Measurements May Affect The Resulting Statistics

~ CMOMMPDR ~ Competing Methods Of Measurement May Produce Different Results

~ P ~ Packaging

~ GMBBOABOMS ~ Generalizations May Be Based On A Biased Or Misleading Sample

~ TFACTEAPT ~ Time Frames Are Chosen To Emphasize A Particular Trend

~ AOBIUTCP ~ An Odd Base Is Used To Calculate Percentages

~ TNIASC(LATCMLTBA) ~ The Number Involves A Selective Comparison (Looking Only At Those Cases Most Likely To Be Affected)

~ ACRTSSMHBP ~ A Claim Reports That Some Statistical Milestone Has Been Passed

~ TW’A’MRTET’M’OT’M’ ~ The Word “Average” May Refer To Either The “Mean” Or The “Median”

~ AEMBCBPRCATB ~ Apparent Epidemics May Be Caused By Problems Receiving Closer Attention Than Before

~ CIIAPOC ~ Correlation Is Implied As Proof Of Causation

~ DDMPI ~ Dramatic Discoveries May Prove Incorrect

~ D ~ Debates

~ REIDCOTP ~ Rival Explanations Identify Different Causes Of The Problem

~ OSDATNOE ~ Opposing Sides Disagree About The Nature Of Equality

~ ADPC ~ Advocates Debate Policy Choices

JULIA CAMERON ~ THE BASIC TOOLS ~ THE PROSPEROUS HEART ~ 2011

~ TPTOACR-DPOLW-SSOC ~ The Primary Tool Of A Creative Recovery – Daily Pages Of Longhand Writing – Strictly Stream Of Consciousness

YWDYTV-P&M-AUTATWLYTALTITYO ~ You Will Discover Your True Values – Personal And Monetary – And Uncover The Actions That Will Lead You To A Life That Is Truly Your Own

~ TATBDFTITM-ATATBSTNO-TAP-TAP-TAI ~ They Are To Be Done First Thing In The Morning – And They Are To Be Shown To No One – They Are Private – They Are Personal – They Are Important

~ JKW ~ Just Keep Writing – There Is No Wrong Way To Do Morning Pages

~ ADAAT-APAAT ~ A Day At A Time – A Page At A Time

~ WEOL-STMOEOTAMAWOPVS ~ We Explore Our Lives – Seeking To Make Our Expenditures Of Time And Money Align With Our Personal Value System

~ ASPT-V-C-M-W ~ A Safe Place To – Vent – Celebrate – Mourn – Wish

~ AAFDIMTSGUT ~ Although At First Doing It May Take Some Getting Used To

~ GUHAHE-COAUWBTDB ~ Getting Up Half An Hour Earlier – Carving Out An Uninterrupted Window Before The Day Begins

~ MPQBASOPA ~ Morning Pages Quickly Become A Sort Of Positive Addiction

~ TBTOP-KAL-ASNWD-O-MI&MO ~ The Bedrock Tool Of Prosperity – Keep A Ledger – A Small Notebook Will Do – Of – Money In And Money Out

~ NAOMITSOTLTBC ~ No Amount Of Money Is Too Small Or Too Large To Be Counted

~ MOOEPI-YWBJATHT ~ Many Of Our Elders Practiced It – You Will Be Joining A Time-Honored Tradition

~ CTYWYASATLOYTV-OWAN ~ Counting Tells You Whether You Are Spending Along The Lines Of Your True Values – Often We Are Not

~ O-OEAARTU ~ Often – Our Expenditures Are A Revelation To Us

~ WMFOLFAL-AWTSW-‘R’-S ~ We May Find Ourselves Looking For A Loophole – A Way To Spend Without – “Really” – Spending

~ SD ~ Stop Debting

~ BPA-OLILABWAL ~ Before Practicing Abstinence – Our Life Is Like A Boat With A Leak

~ IHTFPWWAD ~ It’s Hard To Feel Prosperous When We Are Debting

~ WALTAW-FAMOTM ~ Walk At Least Twice A Week – For A Minimum Of Twenty Minutes

~ YWDWYWTMEFIAHP ~ You Will Discover When You Walk That Many Events Fall Into A Healthier Perspective

~ YMWOWAPAWBIWAS You May Walk Out With A Problem And Walk Back In With A Solution

~ WIAOTIYITP ~ Walking Is An Opportunity To Immerse Yourself In The Present

~ WIAOTETBOTW ~ Walking Is An Opportunity To Enjoy The Beauty Of The World

~ OITMAOAN-TFMTSQ-YMUTTTCCYB-YMUTTTSR ~ Once In The Morning And Once At Night – Take Five Minutes To Sit Quietly – You May Use This Time To Consciously Count Your Blessings – You May Use This Time To Simply Rest

~ IOCTUIOTOTPTBEAG ~ Ideas Often Come To Us In Our Time-Outs That Prove To Be Efficient And Guided

~ ACF-SA&SA ~ A Chance For – Self-Appraisal And Self-Approval

~ Y-YMYTTTP ~ Yes – You May Use This Time To Pray

~ TPITSWYADATAMTLTYT ~ The Point Is To Stop What You Are Doing And Take A Moment To Listen To Yourself Think

CAROL DWECK ~ MINDSET ~ 2006

~ TTMS ~ The Two Mindsets

~ TVYAFYPATWYLYL ~ The View You Adopt For Yourself Profoundly Affects The Way You Lead Your Life

~ BTYQACIS-TFM-CAUTPYOAO-IYHO-ACAOI-ACP-A-ACMC-W-TYBPTYHAHDOT ~ Believing That Your Qualities Are Carved In Stone – The Fixed Mindset – Creates An Urgency To Prove Yourself Over And Over – If You Have Only – A Certain Amount Of Intelligence – A Certain Personality – And – A Certain Moral Character – Well – Then You’d Better Prove That You Have A Healthy Dose Of Them

~ TGMIBOTBTYBQATYCCTYE-APTPIU(AU)-TIITFWCBAW-Y-O-P-T-A-T ~ The Growth Mindset Is Based On The Belief That Your Basic Qualities Are Things You Can Cultivate Through Your Efforts – A Person’s True Potential Is Unknown (And Unknowable) – That It’s Impossible To Foresee What Can Be Accomplished With – Years – Of – Passion – Toil – And – Training

~ ISAL-OPYS? ~ Is Success About Learning – Or Proving You’re Smart?

~ PIAGMDJSC-TTOI ~ People In A Growth Mindset Don’t Just Seek Challenge – They Thrive On It

~ WDPWTFMT-WTASWTG-ITGTC-WTNFSOT-TLI ~ When Do People With The Fixed Mindset Thrive? – When Things Are Safely Within Their Grasp – If Things Get Too Challenging – When They’re Not Feeling Smart Or Talented – They Lose Interest

~ TFMDNAPTLOB-THTAB ~ The Fixed Mindset Does Not Allow People The Luxury Of Becoming – They Have To Already Be

~ MOTMAPOOEWCBETHNF ~ Many Of The Most Accomplished People Of Our Era Were Considered By Experts To Have No Future

~ TPIW-S-BTMBTO-AMVHB-ASP-AEP ~ The Problem Is When – Special – Begins To Mean Better Than Others – A More Valuable Human Being – A Superior Person – An Entitled Person

~ MCTMOF ~ Mindsets Change The Meaning Of Failure

~ S/C/B:NARFS ~ Shirk / Cheat / Blame: Not A Recipe For Success

~ BHTASCBITFM-TMGYNGRFOI-IFMYLCOP-TYAAF-WDYGFT? ~ Beyond How Traumatic A Setback Can Be In The Fixed Mindset – This Mindset Gives You No Good Recipe For Overcoming It – If Failure Means You Lack Competence Or Potential – That You Are A Failure – Where Do You Go From There?

~ YCSBITPOLFYMUYDT ~ You Can Still Be In The Process Of Learning From Your Mistakes Until You Deny Them

~ MCTMOE ~ Mindsets Change The Meaning Of Effort

~ TTIWTFMPHTB-BIWMGMPAAABPOTEFWTD ~ The Top Is Where The Fixed-Mindset People Hunger To Be – But It’s Where Many Growth-Minded People Arrive As A By-Product Of Their Enthusiasm For What They Do

~ TGMITBTACBC-BIDTYHMCIPOHLCWT-AIDMTE-LPOV-CBC ~ The Growth Mindset Is The Belief That Abilities Can Be Cultivated – But It Doesn’t Tell You How Much Change Is Possible Or How Long Change Will Take – And It Doesn’t Mean That Everything – Like Preferences Or Values – Can Be Changed

~ PWTFMHJAMCAPWTGM-BAH-TI-B-TCIMFSSAEECUI ~ People With The Fixed Mindset Have Just As Much Confidence As People With The Growth Mindset – Before Anything Happens – That Is – But – Their Confidence Is More Fragile Since Setbacks And Even Effort Can Undermine It

~ PAABWALOL-B-TFMCUI ~ People Are All Born With A Love Of Learning – But – The Fixed Mindset Can Undo It

~ ITSIYPTYTMY?-NPIIAGMP-HCIUIAABFG?-CTWYI ~ Is There Something In Your Past That You Think Measured You? – Now Put It In A Growth-Mindset Perspective – How Can I Use It As A Basis For Growth? – Carry That With You Instead

ITSYAWTDBWAYWGA?-MAPTDI ~ Is There Something You’ve Always Wanted To Do But Were Afraid You Weren’t Good At? – Make A Plan To Do It

~ TLES ~ The Low-Effort Syndrome

~ TFMLA-IFPMWIT-IMED-AILTILS-WM-IMOPIJIOA ~ The Fixed Mindset Limits Achievement – It Fills People’s Minds With Interfering Thoughts – It Makes Effort Disagreeable – And It Leads To Inferior Learning Strategies – What’s More – It Makes Other People Into Judges Instead Of Allies

~ IAAAG? ~ Is Artistic Ability A Gift?

~ TDOPAPL ~ The Danger Of Praise And Positive Labels

~ TPO ~ Trusting People’s Opinions

~ TCOS ~ Taking Charge Of Success

~ ESIATS ~ Every Sport Is A Team Sport

~ HD-CEO&GE-BS? ~ How Did – CEO And Gargantuan Ego – Become Synonymous?

~ WLFTAIBTO-TMSTBTTNOFOTLPCBI ~ When Leaders Feel They Are Inherently Better Than Others – They May Start To Believe That The Needs Or Feelings Of The Lesser People Can Be Ignored

~ TPGHTW ~ The Praised Generation Hits The Workforce

~ ANERIADR-NAGR-ITWTCA-AITWTEARCHAB ~ A No-Effort Relationship Is A Doomed Relationship – Not A Great Relationship – It Takes Work To Communicate Accurately – And It Takes Work To Expose And Resolve Conflicting Hopes And Beliefs

~ CAPICASOP-TANPFC-TTITAEOL-ABFT ~ Choosing A Partner Is Choosing A Set Of Problems – There Are No Problem-Free Candidates – The Trick Is To Acknowledge Each Other’s Limitations – And Build From There

~ EWAACSAM ~ Every Word And Action Can Send A Message

~ CLTM-CPOTM ~ Children Learn The Messages – Children Pass On The Messages

~ WITMISH:IWJAPY?-OIWHYTAL? ~ What Is The Message I’m Sending Here: I Will Judge And Punish You? – Or I Will Help You Think And Learn?

~ MCBALADM ~ Mindsets Can Be A Life-And-Death Matter