Unravelling the Mysteries of Goal Setting: Examining the Brain and Body
- Goal setting and goal pursuit involve a number of different states and neural circuits in the brain and body
- Acronyms are useful in organizing thoughts for goal setting
- Goals need to be significant, concrete, action-oriented, inspirational, time-bound and verifiable
- Multitasking has a role for goal execution but should be used at the right time
- Visualization can help get the goal pursuit process started but is not effective in maintaining it
- The amygdala is involved in goal setting and cannot be bypassed
- Foreshadowing failure helps increase chances of achieving goals.
Unlocking the Power of Dopamine and Visualization for Achieving Goals
- Identify long-term goal and milestones
- Visualize success and failure in order to activate dopamine system for motivation
- Balance between challenging, realistic goals and lofty unrealistic goals
- Reward progress made towards goals weekly
- Understand how dopamine interacts with visual systems.