Wednesday 23 March 2016

Could Setting Goals be Preventing Us From Changing?

An interesting article from Susan Bond, author of "The Anti-Goals Guide" claiming that setting our small goals may actually be preventing us from achieving the big goal.  We have to be careful about how we frame the changes we want to make.  Extrinsic (external) goals usually fail, goals that are made in response to a negative event don't last, or really ambitious goals fade really quickly.  We fall victim to "False Hope Syndrome".   We have to move away from "habit formation" to "intrinsic motivation" (internal).  It's now how we behave, but how we think.