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Goals Toolkit: How to Set & Achieve Your Goals

Goals Toolkit: How to Set & Achieve Your Goals

Update: 2023-08-2867


In this episode, I describe science-based protocols to set and achieve your goals in a way that maximizes the likelihood of reaching them. I explain how to define a priority and reach a specific goal by systematically assessing the challenge level, measurability, milestones, and action states needed to make progress from start to finish. I also explain research-supported tools to improve your performance during cognitive or physical goal work — including directed visualization, variable reward timing, and optimizing your physical environment. I also dispel common myths about goal setting and achievement. This episode provides a science-supported toolkit of zero-cost strategies for goal-setting, goal-pursuit, and goal-completion that can be applied to any physical or cognitive endeavor.

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(00:00:00 ) Goal Setting Toolkit

(00:02:09 ) Sponsors: Eight Sleep & Maui Nui

(00:04:43 ) Biology of Goal Setting & Pursuit

(00:08:50 ) Tool 1: Choose a Priority Goal

(00:12:04 ) Tool 2: Pursue Lofty Goals

(00:17:23 ) Tool 3: Define Verb Actions, Measurability & Specificity; Writing vs. Typing

(00:24:06 ) Tool 4: Visual Reminder Myth; “Post-It Fallacy”

(00:26:44 ) Tool 5: Accountability Myth, “Don’t Tell the World” Rule

(00:31:35 ) Intrinsic Motivation & Goal Achievement 

(00:32:58 ) Sponsor: AG1

(00:33:54 ) Tool 6: Measurable Goal; Quarterly Cycle

(00:37:35 ) Tool 7: Quantifiable Goals; Book Writing

(00:43:34 ) Tool 8: Visualization of End; Motivation & Negative Thinking

(00:50:38 ) Sponsor: InsideTracker

(00:51:44 ) Tool 9: Visual Target/Finish Line Training & Perceived Effort

(01:05:50 ) Tool 10: Distance from Phone

(01:08:31 ) Tool 11: Random, Intermittent Reinforcement; Cognitive Rewards

(01:17:11 ) Tool 12: “Middle Problem”; Time Chunking

(01:23:16 ) Tool 13: Circadian Rhythm & Attention

(01:30:09 ) Tool 14: Protocol Flexibility, Subjective Feelings

(01:32:13 ) Zero-Cost Support, YouTube Feedback, Spotify & Apple Reviews, Sponsors, Momentous, Neural Network Newsletter, Social Media 

Title Card Photo Credit: Mike Blabac


Comments (3)

Elahe Mahmoodpour

Very helpful 👌

Nov 3rd
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Steve W

Episode starts at 4min44s

Aug 28th
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Goals Toolkit: How to Set & Achieve Your Goals

Goals Toolkit: How to Set & Achieve Your Goals

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