We enjoy the security and predictability of our daily routines. We’re afraid of rejection, judgment, and failure. We avoid risk and the unknown. We go from exploring and taking risks every day as children, to holding ourselves back, playing it safe, and ultimately limiting our personality, capability, and potential.
Cognitive Bias is defined as a pattern of deviation in judgement, whereby influences about other people and situations may be drawn in an illogical fashion. Cognitive bias is a general term used to describe many observer effects in the human mind, some of which can lead to perceptual distortion, inaccurate judgment, or illogical interpretation.
Most of us reach a point in our lives where life is difficult. Even when we experience an abundance of positive events, we soon find a way to worry about the next problem. We continually look to reiterate our pleasures that are typically short lived, or at best, fleeting. We always seem to return to baseline and begin contemplating the next goal.