Why Goal Setting Doesn’t Always Work

During my research on Goal Setting and success, I ran across an interesting statistic.

The place in our brain that allows us to choose things, ie Goals, really only occupies 4-6 percent of our brain activity.

The other 94 percent of brain activity controls what we do on a subconscious level. Meaning we just do this stuff without even thinking about it. For example, breathing. The entire time you have spent reading this article so far you probably haven’t had to decide when and how long to breathe. You just did it!

Now….goal setting has to do with that 4% of brain activity. You choose to set a goal. You decide this is something important for you to do.

And if you neglect the other 96% of brain activity you probably won’t ever actually accomplish those goals.

Because you haven’t implanted that goal as a priority in the 96% of your brain. And until that goal is seen as something your subconscious brain needs to be guiding you to do. You won’t do it!

Unless, of course, you have crazy willpower (which some of you have…). The other people who have quit their workout regimen by Valentine’s Day in February know what I’m talking about.

You set goals that are important to you…..you just don’t ever do them.

So in this series, I’m going to talk about Goal Setting and how to get your goals into that place in your brain so you actually live your goals out!

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