Thought Trap #3: Mental filter
OCTOBER 27, 2008
Thought Trap #3: Mental Filter You pick a single negative detail and obsess on it so that your vision of reality becomes blocked, like blinders on a horse. In situations with both positive and negative aspects, you dwell on the latter. You know it went well, the audience is responsive and has great things to say afterward, and you achieved what you were trying to achieve. But you get one negative evaluation, and that's all you think about.