Expunge the moles and holes in your goals #MondayMorningWakeUpCall
Richard Wiseman, a Professor of Public Understanding of Psychology, has been instrumental in debunking various misleading myths of self-help, by offering scientifically proven advice instead, through extensive behavioural research.
In a column in the magazine Scientific American, he has been described as “…the most interesting and innovative experimental psychologist in the world today”
Sharing a wise man’s, Richard Wiseman’s way of achieving your goals (and 5 techniques that are myths) in case you’re looking to score any.
5 techniques that work
- Break down a large goal into sub-goals by making a step-by-step plan (even better if the sub-goals are concrete, measurable and time-based)
- Tell other people about your goals
- Think about the good things that will happen if you achieve your goals and think about the obstacles that can come in the way with the solutions to overcome them
- Reward yourself for making progress towards your goals, celebrate small wins
- Record your progress
The greater the number of these techniques you use, the greater the likelihood of victory.
5 techniques that are but myths
- Motivate yourself by focusing on someone you admire for achieving so much (e.g. a celebrity role model or great leader)
- Think about the bad things that will happen if you don’t achieve your goals
- Try to suppress unhelpful thoughts (e.g. not thinking about eating unhealthy food or smoking)
- Rely on your willpower
- Fantasize about how great your life will be when you achieve your goal
Let’s score some goals that would amaze Messi and astonish Ronaldo