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If You Don't Believe in Setting Goals, It's Because You Don't Know How To Do It

Common backup learning styles

  • Imagining: coming up with ideas.
  • Reflecting: learning about the ideas you come up with.
  • Analyzing: synthesizing the ideas you’re learning and making strategic plans about how to use them.
  • Deciding: choosing a specific way to go with a specific idea.
  • Acting: taking action toward the attainment of your idea
  • Experiencing: learning from multiple angles.

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If You Don't Believe in Setting Goals, It's Because You Don't Know How To Do It

If You Don't Believe in Setting Goals, It's Because You Don't Know How To Do It

https://benjaminhardy.com/if-you-dont-believe-in-setting-goals-its-because-you-dont-know-how-to-do-it/

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Key Ideas

Picking up what you want to achieve

The first component to achieving something is picking it.

It has to be something tangible, but that is currently not tangible to you: it has to be something you currently don’t have. And you have to believe that you will achieve it.

Common backup learning styles

  • Imagining: coming up with ideas.
  • Reflecting: learning about the ideas you come up with.
  • Analyzing: synthesizing the ideas you’re learning and making strategic plans about how to use them.
  • Deciding: choosing a specific way to go with a specific idea.
  • Acting: taking action toward the attainment of your idea
  • Experiencing: learning from multiple angles.

Learning and mindsets

  • Most of us have a growth mindset about the learning style that come easy to us. For example, if you like math, you probably believe you can get better at math and you approach challenges and failures in your learning process as opportunities to grow.
  • Also, most of us have a fixed mindset about the learning styles we struggle with. For example, if you don’t like writing, you probably believe you can’t get better at it.

Negative learning habits

They are conditioned by our environment, because it is our tendency to put ourselves into situations in which we feel safe.

When we’re comfortable with one learning style, we do everything we can to create situations and environments that allow us to exercise that learning style. Conversely, we avoid situations and environments that would have us use different learning styles.

Achieving any goal

  • You need a clear, specific goal.
  • You need to actually want that goal.
  • You need to believe you can actually achieve your goal.
  • You need to visualize your goal.
  • You need to be 100% committed to your goal.
  • You need confidence and trust. When you have confidence, you take on challenges you’ve never done before.

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Albert Einstein

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”

Albert Einstein
The World Is Always In Motion

Human beings are always moving towards growth, either positive or negative (backward growth).

If we do not provide constant nourishment to our body and mind, we will become stagnant, stale and in danger of withering away.

Emotions and Transformative Experiences

Staying inside our comfort zones keeps us from having regular transformative experiences. More than logic or reason, emotions are what invokes transformation in humans.

Emotions are tied to memory, which is fluid and is affected by deep, intense emotions.

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The fear of getting out of your comfort zone
The fear of getting out of your comfort zone

We are all afraid of new experiences, especially of the ones that require us to leave the safety of our comfort zone.

The way we react whenever this occurs has a big influence on how w...

Managing your mindset

There are two types of mindset: fixed and growth.

The first one can be met at individuals who believe that both success and failure are based mainly on innate abilities, which cannot be changed throughout one's lifetime, while the second mindset describes a person who is aware of the changes and improvements that the personal actions can bring.

What shapes our mindsets

Our mindset is said to be shaped by previous experiences as well as by a reward-based learning system.

Getting the necessary motivation while facing new challenges with a positive mindset can truly change your experience.

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Identify must-have goals

Try imagining yourself when you are 80 years old, nearing the end of your life. Look back on your life as if you had not achieved the goal you are after at this moment in your life. What ...

Excuses=Emotional Safety

We make excuses and push aside our dreams. There’s just not enough time, money, etc.) And we start to hide behind those excuses. They’re safe. By becoming more cognizant of your brain’s tendency for using excuses, the better you will become at dismissing them.

Success is Adopting a Growth Mindset
People often give up on what they want because they believe that reaching their goal is beyond their abilities. But successful people, when faced with a setback, try harder. They adapt and adopt a new strategy.

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Force yourself to do things

Our mind has muscles. It memorizes patterns. By doing this over and over, you're building your willpower and self-discipline. 

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"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily."

"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily."
Focus on the emotional reward

Focus on the feeling you feel after doing something that you know is good for you.

  • The adrenaline rush.
  • The feeling of being fit and healthy.
  • The relief you feel after having finished a big project.
  • The pride you gain from an accomplishment.
  • The confidence you feel after having faced your fear.

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Mindsets in leaders

Mindsets drive what leaders do and why they do it. 

Two different leaders might face the same situation but respond to it very differently. One leader might see the case as threatenin...

Growth and Fixed Mindsets

A growth mindset is a belief that anyone can change their talents, abilities, and intelligence. Those with a growth mindset:

  • take on challenges
  • take advantage of feedback
  • use the most effective problem-solving strategies
  • provide developmental feedback
  • is persistent in accomplishing goals

Conversely, those with a fixed mindset believe that talents, abilities and intelligence can't be improved.

Learning and Performance Mindsets

Leaders with a learning mindset are motivated to increase their competence and master something new.

A performance mindset desires to gain favorable judgments about competence and avoid negative judgements.

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Fixed Vs Growth Mindset
Fixed Vs Growth Mindset
  • A fixed or static mindset is a terrible disadvantage as life is a constant flux. Life’s challenges keep on coming and difficult situations and failure are all part of it. Be...
Different viewpoints

People who lose their jobs can either dust themselves up and move forward in their next amazing adventure, or can sulk at home and not get hired due to their negative mindset. In both cases, the situation is exactly the same, but the perspective makes all the difference.

Focus On The Good

We cannot let our mind, which has a limited bandwidth of focus and willpower in a day, get tangled in the unimportant and trivial.

A simple hack of taking your focus away from the bad things in life and being grateful for the good things can work wonders to your mind and your life experience. Always try to find the good even in the bad. Create a happiness journal which documents your good life.

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Have enough sleep

Sleep deprivation causes us to be foggy-headed and unable to make good decisions in the short term. And in the long run, it has a slew of bad effects on our health.

Slee...

Exercise

Exercise gives us a rush of endorphins and gives a boost to our good mood.

Pull out your yoga mat, tie up your running shoes or pump some iron—whatever works for you and feels good for your body.

Drink enough water

Avoid getting dehydrated, especially when you drink a lot of coffee in the office. 


Bring a big mug and fill it at the water fountain, or bring a few big bottles of water with you to the office. Sip throughout the day, and you might notice you get fewer headaches!

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Anais Nin

"We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect."

Anais Nin
Building a writing habit
  • Writing helps you better remember what you read, even if you're just taking notes.
  • When it comes to personal growth, writing helps you generate new ideas, set goals, keep a journal, or increase your ability to understand.
  • It's also a main component of the mindframing method to get things done.
Mindframing

It is about actively shaping your mind frames to reach your goals. If your goal is to learn or create, three mindframes will yield the most progress. 

  • Growth mindset - you don't see your abilities as fixed and see failures as opportunities for growth.
  • Self-authorship - You don't rely on external authorities to define your beliefs and values.
  • Metacognition - being able to see what you know and don't know and creating strategies for learning and problem-solving.

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Acknowledging our ignorance

The modern world does not encourage people to admit when they lack knowledge or skills.
However, when we don't acknowledge our ignorance, we limit our chances for personal improvement.

The Dangers of Certainty

Although we are naturally curious as children, school teaches us that there is a specific set of facts to memorize and that we should not question these facts. If we don't know something, we're taught to guess.

Once the curiosity has been driven out of us in school and we're moving into the workforce, we're even less likely to say we don't know.

We feign certainty

We're afraid to admit when we don't know something for sure and expect not to see uncertainty in others. It can be disastrous.

Consider the case in which a business spent hundreds of millions on an ineffective advertising campaign because they refused even to ask if it was working.

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Financial Independence
Financial Independence

Financial independence implies not having to worry about money anymore, but rather focus on what you want to do, in your free time and your passions.

However, being financi...

Become financial independent

In order to attain financial independence, consider some of the below steps:

  • invest your money into different projects, stocks. activities: diversification is sometimes the safest key to success
  • do your research thoroughly before investing your money anywhere, to avoid unpleasant surprises
  • increase your income by finding side hustle or getting engaged in new projects
  • manage your income by cutting down unnecessary expenses
  • invest in real estate: rent or resell properties.
Attain financial independence earlier than later

In order to feel less stressed about your expenses, start doing the research on how to achieve financial independence now.

It will save you a lot of frustration that might emerge due to work while also making you feel more satisfied with your own life.