I ran a webinar last weekend where we were developing solutions to the most common New Year’s Resolutions.
I know, I know, you’re sick of hearing about resolutions. I caution those who choose to create a negative association with the word resolution as it is merely a goal in disguise.
Trust me when I say, the brain migrates away from pain and towards pleasure, and thus, you want to be careful when forming those pain associations.
In this webinar, I delivered some of the latest and greatest neuroscientific tools for achieving goals of any kind-one of which was called “clarity is power.”
In this week’s ‘MoMonday Video: Clarity Is Power (click here to watch)’, I share with you what I shared with them-the value and neuroscientific benefits of starting with the end in mind.
One of my favourite ways to remember this rule of thumb when setting and getting my most important performance outcome goals is to quote literally recite the line “always remember to start with the end in mind” to myself. It acts as an anchor of sorts in my memory.
Starting with the end in mind (by clearly and specifically describing the end goal from the get-go), provides the brain with a clear set of instructions, which will guide your autopilot decision making as you set out to change your habits and achieve your long-term goal.
Always remember-vague description of the end goal = vague results.
Until next time, make every performance count!