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Hacks for Effectively Setting and Reaching Goals

Friday, April 30, 2021

Use neuroscience for goal attainment.

Most of us are good at setting goals but not nearly as successful at attaining them. University of Oregon professor Elliot Berkman suggests that successful habit and behavior change is heavily influenced by two separate areas of the brain that facilitate getting started on goal setting: the will and the way.


The will, or default-mode brain network, relates to emotional and motivational aspects of behavior change. The way—the executive function or task

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