Goal Setting Tips Based on Science
Goal setting seems simple on the surface. You define what you’d like to accomplish and take the necessary steps to make those accomplishments a reality. We’ve all done it at one time or another … studying for an entrance exam, saving money for a big purchase, losing weight or starting a new business. Setting and achieving a goal is more than simply deciding and wishing. There is one critical component, called action. Each year, millions of people set New Year’s resolutions. Few of those people are still on track after just 10 days. Let’s chat about the science behind goal setting and how to avoid disappointing yourself on the way to your success!
If setting and achieving goals were easy, there would be more happy, successful and fulfilled people walking around. Take a second to think about the people you encounter on a daily basis. How many of them are happy and pleased with their lives? If you are thinking “I can name plenty of people around me who are totally pleased with their lives”, then you must be around people who have mastered setting and achieving goals. If you can identify people within your circle (or even yourself) who are struggling to find the happiness and success they desire, then chances are they have not discovered the science behind behavior change and goal setting.
Set goals and achieve them more reliably:
Goals are necessary if you want to consciously change your life. If you set and pursue goals with passion, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the results. Your brain can create new habits and connections instantly, meaning that you can stop doing things that don’t serve you and start thinking in ways that benefit your future and taking actions that will result in fulfilling situations.
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Let’s Wrap it all up!
Ultimately, you are on a unique journey that is deeply personal. You get to decide what is helpful along your path. Take full permission (not that you need it) to drop whatever is not serving you. Committt to only what will help you arrive at your final destination in good health, good spirits and with a good heart.