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Aim for Higher-Level Goals

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How can goal-oriented thinking shape your brain?

Setting goals engages multiple parts of the brain. The practice can strengthen your sense of purpose and encourage the planning and prioritization needed to tackle larger goals.

SCIENCE SAYS:

Goal-setting can rewire the brain, shaping how different parts communicate with one another, and nudging you to modify behaviors with the intention of reaching your goals. Tackling larger projects piece-by-piece, day-by-day reduces stress and boosts productivity.

BEGIN BY:

  • Focusing on an important, high-level goal you can achieve within a few months
  • Reflecting upon what you need to know and do: List questions to ask and steps to take
  • Adopting habits that help you focus on this goal: When and where works best for you?
  • Setting aside regular time to work on your plan, including actionable steps, strategic planning and seeking advice from others

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