Thursday, September 21, 2017

Implementation intentions.......

     While positive self-talk and optimism can definitely help us not quit, by themselves they don't guarantee we'll achieve our goals.  Now, dreaming isn't inherently bad - but it's just the first step.  Next comes facing that awful buzzkill called "reality" and its ever-present obstacles.
      After you dream, think, What's getting in the way of my fantasy?   And what will I do to overcome that?  The fancy psych term is "implementation intentions."  You and I call it "a plan."

-Eric Barker,  Barking Up The Wrong Tree:  The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong

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