#045 Friday Fix: A Simple Trick That Increases Your Chances of Reaching Your Goals
We spend so much of our lives learning how to solve complex algebra problems and calculating geometric angles, yet we aren’t taught how to set a goal in a way that it will increase the statistical probability of success.
Sometimes, a slight shift in the way you establish a goal makes all the difference in the world.
Yet, because we aren’t taught how to set goals, we tend to blame ourselves when we fall short. But the truth is, goals can easily be a setup.
Many goals are impossible (or nearly impossible) to meet. Our failure to reach them isn’t a sign that we’re weak. It often just signals we set a bad goal in the first place.
For example, did you know setting a goal like, “I’m going to lose 3 pounds a week,” or “I’m going to pay off $500 in debt this month,” aren’t actually good goals to set?
Sure, they’re measurable. But, they involve a sort of all-or-nothing mentality. And that success versus failure mindset can zap your motivation and cause you to quit.
So today, I’m going to teach you the science behind goal setting.
I’m sharing a secret formula for establishing a goal that can motivate you to succeed. In fact, when you set a goal like this, studies show you’ll probably exceed your expectations.
It’s not just studies that convince me it’s effective. I’ve seen this simple strategy work well in my therapy office as well as in my own life.
My TEDx Talk – The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong
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