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Aim for Higher-Level Goals

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How can goal-oriented thinking shape your brain?

Having clearly defined goals can strengthen your sense of purpose. Starting with small goals can help your ambitions grow by encouraging the planning and prioritization needed to tackle larger goals.


Setting goals engages multiple parts of the brain. The goal-setting practice can rewire how different parts of the brain communicate with one another, and nudge you become more intentional and even modify your habits to help reach your goals. Tackling larger projects piece-by-piece, day-by-day reduces stress and boosts productivity.


  • Focusing on an important, high-level goal you can achieve within a few months
  • Reflecting upon what you need to do, and listing questions to ask and steps to take
  • Adopting routines (using the right time and place) to help maintain focus and stamina
  • Setting aside regular time to work on your plan, including actionable steps, strategic planning and seeking advice from others

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