Counterproductive goal tracking

When you make progress toward your long-term goal, your brain – with its mental checklist of many goals –turns off the mental processes that were driving you to pursue your long-term goal. 

Then, it becomes more focused on getting satisfaction from indulging, because your brain feels like it has met its goal.

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The Progress Trap: Why you shouldn't track your progress on your goals

The Progress Trap: Why you shouldn't track your progress on your goals

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