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Welcome to another Mindf*ck Monday, the only weekly newsletter that doesn’t pretend to be something it’s not. Each week, I send you three potentially life-changing ideas to help you become a slightly less awful human being.
1. The surprising science of goal-setting - In last week’s newsletter, I promised an article about goals. And would I ever break a promise to you? You’re goddamn right I wouldn’t.
Most articles about goals discuss how to set more effective goals to help you achieve greater success. As you might expect from my take on the subject, I am less concerned with how you pursue success and more concerned with how you choose to define success.
Read: The Surprising Science of Goal Setting (And How You’re Doing It Wrong)
In my opinion, goals are most useful for the direction and motivation they give you. The benefit of goals is more emotional than tangible. It is difficult for us to actually know what will be useful or make us happy in the future, therefore strict adherence to the goal itself is less important than the simple fact that it tricks our mind into doing something.
In fact, overly-strict adherence to your goals can …
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