The Science Of Motivation for Goal Completion

Posted by on January 11, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science with 3 Comments

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AsapScience answers the question: what’s the best way to stay motivated to complete tasks (including New Year’s resolutions)?

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A MIT study found that play is the strongest motivator for sustained behavioral changes. So, it makes sense that we will stick with enjoyable activities. So, pick a goal that involves something you like doing.

Also, people who focus on what you do want (“I want to feel better”) do much better than those who focus on what they don’t want (“I want to lose weight”).

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Avoid the “What the Hell” affect – taking the attitude that once you stray off course then you might as well stray big. Know that you will have bumps along the road and stick with the plan. When you temporarily go off course, just get back with the plan.

Here’s eight simple tips to stay motivated:


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  1. 411846012359965@facebook.com' Kitty Shakra says:

    ᵀʰᶦˢ ᶦˢ ˢᵒ ˢᵐᵃᶫᶫ ᵗᵒ ʳᵉᵃᵈ ᵉᵛᵉᶰ ᶠᵒʳ ʸᵒᵘ ᵇʳᵒ⋅ ᴰᵒᶰᵗ ᵗʳʸ ᵗᵒ ᶜᵒᶰᵗᶦᶰᵘᵉ ʳᵉᵃᵈᶦᶰᵍ ᵗʰᶦˢ ᵇᵉᶜᵃᵘˢᵉ ʸᵒᵘʳ ᵉʸᵉˢ ʷᶦᶫᶫ ˢᵗᵃʳᵗ ᵗᵒ ʰᵘʳᵗ ˢᵒᵒᶰ ᶦᶠ ʸᵒᵘ ᵈᵒᶰᵗ ˢᵗᵒᵖ⋅ ᵂʰʸ ᵈᵒᶰᵗ ʸᵒᵘ ˢᵗᵒᵖ﹖⋅⋅⋅⋅ᵍᵒ ᵃʷᵃʸ ᵇʳᵒ ᵃᶰᵈ ʳᵉᵃᵈ ᵗʰᵉ ᶰᵉˣᵗ ᶜᵒᵐᵐᵉᶰᵗ⋅ ˢᵗᵒᵖ ʳᵉᵃᵈᶦᶰᵍ ᵃᶫʳᵉᵃᵈʸ﹗ ᴵ ˢᵉᵉ ᵗʰᵃᵗ ʸᵒᵘ ᵈᵒᶰᵗ ʷᵃᶰᶰᵃ ᵍᶦᵛᵉ ᵘᵖ ʳᵉᵃᵈᶦᶰᵍ﹖⋅⋅⋅ʷᵉᶫᶫ ᵒᵏ, ʸᵒᵘ ʷᵒᶰ ᵗʰᶦˢ ᵗᶦᵐᵉ, ᵇᵘᵗ ʸᵒᵘ ˢʰᵒᵘᶫᵈ ᵍᶦᵛᵉ ᵐᵉ ᵃ ᶫᶦᵏᵉ ᶠᵒʳ ʷᵃˢᵗᶦᶰᵍ ʸᵒᵘʳ ᵗᶦᵐᵉ ᵃᶰᵈ ˢᵗʳᵉˢˢᶦᶰᵍ ʸᵒᵘʳ ᵉʸᵉˢ ᵗʰᵒ

  2. 1242161552477443@facebook.com' Raizenberg Von Chronos says:

    Yeah,keeping repeating a cycle since 3 weeks:
    1. Wake up and drink awesome coffee
    2. Check for new fb activities and turn music on.
    3.workout and between the series go make some non traditional food combo for after workout.
    4. Eat the food while listening epic music and research new skills, lift your knowledge and use the experience from a great person! (I’m currently using Tesla and Da Vinci common type of methods to understand how things work).
    5. Build a dream,a plan what you need to do it!
    6. Go to work and sleep immediately after it or just go sleep with thoughts about it.
    7. When wakeup Start from “1” and replace “5” to get everything prepared to do even one step of that plan every day or week.

    The changes are incredible,I see the world way more simpler and beautiful.
    I gain new knowledge and new skills each month and that brings me closer to my dream(Also I respect myself more and other are reflecting it).

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