Thursday, September 21, 2017
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