Personal Transformation

Neuroscience of Goals

The ability to clearly focus on what you want – for yourself and others and unleash the creativity you need to move towards them.

Goals shape us! Since we are born that is a common fed perception. But how do we shape our goals? As we grow, this becomes the bigger question.

Often, we are found to be tempted to buy a book or learn a course  on how to achieve our goals. And sometimes, we force ourselves into a resolution or a promise of self-treatment. If you are here I am sure the path is not as easy as you imagined. Well we understand it too.

The most important factor of the entire goal setting process is to assess skills and resources. Based on that one realizes the amount of work that goes into it. This calculated measure in many instances is draining, rather than inspiring.

The ways in which people set, obey and ultimately achieve their targets or fail to achieve them are key issues in psychological advice. The aims and behavioural improvements in psychology have long been empirically studied and in cognitive and social neuroscience have been passionately embraced in recent decades. Despite relatively recent neuroscientific studies, the scientific interpretation of objectives and behavioural changes has been dramatically more promoted. Thus, not making it as simple as it seems. After a certain point we want more growth. We can not be limitless with limited vision. So what we need is to expand, this is where you can take help from a coach.

What is the relation between Neuroscience and goals?

One, it is scientific and second the human tendency to have the bigger apple.

The journal Behavioral Brain Science reveals about the dynamic relationship between reward and commitment in achieving goals and, have also identified two crucial stages in decisions. The researchers found that people are motivated by incentives when they decide on ‘what to do’. However, the focus shifts on the effort expended while executing plans. Researchers say that it’s important to consider the effort to determine what to do and to concentrate on incentives as soon as the time comes to make the effort.

The amount of reward on stakes and the amount of effort people actually put in cannot be directly linked. This is because we are inspired by the incentives that we hope to get back as we make decisions about our effort. However, we are actually doing what we said we were going to do. We concentrate rather on the incentives we had hoped would earn instead of the amount of commitment we really must put into the set goal or task.

The power of visualization

We are not just our brains, but along with that, our other senses as well constitute us. It is indeed the case of our thinking that the brain controls us. Well, biologically yes. But, Goals are not a biological parameter. It requires a team work strategy and better cooperation between our neuro senses.

If you have your senses in your target environment, you immediately concentrate on overcoming these challenges. All those things you might have overlooked before are now listed as ‘important’ and immediately brought to your attention.

Now, is the time to master your imagination as you become more conscious of your receptive capacity. The exact term is the visualisation power.

Your mind cannot differentiate between reality and anything clearly imagined.

The brain believes only the messages it gets. That is why, it is important to master the art of visualisation. To persuade your brain that something is true, you can then use the visual representation of your dream life. To do that, you need a good visual understanding of how you feel and where you are going to be and what your target would be like. Then, visualize again and again at least once a day in the same situation. Put in passion and energy into  your visualisation.  Really feel it. If you do the visualization procedure effectively, your brain recognizes it as normal and attainable.

How to program your brain for effective goal-setting?

  • If you want to envision, visualise not having met your target, the steps you need to take to get to your goal. You favour the reward over the effort as you imagine the success achieved.
  • Break down your priorities into manageable tasks that you believe you can excel in. This decreases the effort and raises the levels of dopamine as you achieve success, reviving your enthusiasm for the next mission.
  • Start with one of the small manageable tasks you’ve mentioned above, rather than beginning your day with the most critical and bulky task first. On the first task of the day the key is to excel as it will set you up for a productive day. The cause is the dopamine, which predicts progress on the next mission. Someone who taught me this technique told me that this works for them too.
  • When you break down your objectives into small tasks, you know when it is likely that each task will finish. This will spur you on to work harder with less exhaustion and bring more time into it.

But if you ever begin to question whether you can accomplish your goal or not, your brain will stop filtering the signals that reinforce your need for success. By ensuring the objective is well thought out and scheduled, counteract the potential for any negativity. Trust your true self, not your restricting beliefs!

The constructive approach is to always stay a step ahead of your limiting stigma. It helps you know probabilities of both success and failures and stay shielded from hitting a deadend. One might not be able to access the Pandora box of infinite transformal possibilities without being enlightened.

Coaching The Brain

Our upcoming course Coaching The Brain is about the journey of exploration. To break the enigma code that will unlock the unlimited potential and perspectives a coached brain can bring out. We would surely like to align you with your inner source to spruce up your growth. Know more about Coaching the Brain, designed to advance your coaching practice and career with leading-edge, scientifically sound coaching methods that fast track your clients’ successes.

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