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The Science Behind Goal Setting | Humble Hustle #025

Published over 1 year ago • 1 min read

The Science Behind Goal Setting

Every successful and ambitious person I’ve met set goals.

But I wonder if goals are just a “feel good” thing or if there’s scientifically proven benefit.

So I did a bit of reading.

Unsurprisingly, there’s a tonne of research showing how goal-setting changes the way our own brain functions.

Here’s exactly what goal setting does:

  1. Goal setting alters the structure of your brain
  2. The emotional brain (amygdala) evaluates the importance of the goal
  3. The rational brain (frontal lobe) tracks the specifics of the goal
  4. The emotional and rational brain work together to keep you focused and motivated
  5. All of this alters how you behave that causes you to achieve your goals
  6. Challenging goals alter your brain structure faster than easy/loose goals.

So, goal setting is literally brain-changing (and life-changing).

If you haven’t already, I urge you to take some time to set out your ambitious goals for this year.

And while you do that, I’ll leave you with a relevant motivational quote by Bernard Cline

“It’s better to dare to dream big and achieve half of your dreams than to dream small and achieve them all.”

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I’ve been working on this new wallpaper bundle for a while and I’m really happy with the end result!

The wallpapers feature true blacks, aesthetic grain and soft gradient blurs, all in full 8K to show off your phone, tablet or monitor.

The first 50 to use code “loyal” get 20% off. Enjoy!

Free Facebook Ads Course for 2023

​After 2 very popular annual tutorials, here’s my 2023 guide and free course on Facebook Ads.

Facebook Ads continue to change so quickly, so I’ve incorporated the changes and what we’re doing in this free course.

Can’t wait to see how this tutorial helps others throughout the year.

200” Laser Projectors

Over the last month I’ve been playing around with 4 different projectors in my studio setup.

4K laser projectors blown up to 200” is just insane, check it out!

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