How to Set & Achieve Goals: 2 Surprising Science-Backed Steps You Must Follow

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HOW TO SET AND ACHIEVE GOALS

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Do you want to know how to set your goals so you can easily achieve them?

Do you want the only 2 science-backed steps you need to hit your goals?

Have no idea what your goals are or where to even start?

This episode is a comprehensive toolkit that will help you set the goals that inspire you. You’ll feel excited about what’s ahead and what you need to do to achieve it. You’ll not only learn the correct way to set goals according to research, but by the end of the episode, you will have even taken the first steps toward your goal.

The companion workbook to this episode can be found at melrobbins.com/bestyear

In this episode, Mel covers:

  • How to set goals the right way and get incredible results
  • Why goal-setting is so important, based on decades of research
  • The most exciting new research on goals will change how you approach the new year or any new project you want to tackle.
  • The 3 goals for 2024 that Mel highlights as the most important
  • The 4 science-backed hacks to use when you’re not sure what your goals should be
  • The 3 things all successful goals should have
  • 2 components of a goal that almost guarantee you will achieve it
  • Why neuroscience says your brain needs these 2 components of a goal
  • The 5 mistakes you (and everyone else) make when you set goals
  • A powerful question about goals from Columbia University researchers
  • The most important thing you should do as soon as you set your goal

 

This episode comes with a 29-page companion workbook. This workbook is designed using the latest research to help you get clear about what you want and empower you to take the next step forward in your life. And the cool part? It takes less than a minute for you to get your hands on it.

Just sign up at melrobbins.com/bestyear.

 

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In this episode, you'll learn:

  • 04:57: How to set goals the right way and get incredible results
  • 07:51: Why goal setting is so important, based on decades of research
  • 11:29: The most exciting new research on goals that will change how you approach the new year or any new project you want to tackle
  • 14:34: The 3 goals for 2024 that Mel highlights as the most important
  • 17:49: The 4 science-backed hacks to use when you’re not sure what your goals should be
  • 26:57: 2 components of a goal that almost guarantees you will achieve it 
  • 29:07: The 3 things all successful goals should have 
  • 36:23: The 5 mistakes you (and everyone else) make when you set goals 
  • 46:56: Why neuroscience says your brain needs these 2 components of a goal
  • 51:07: A powerful question about goals from Columbia University researchers 
  • 56:47: The most important thing you should do as soon as you set your goal

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