Goal Setting and Your Brain

The psychology behind
goal setting and your brain.
How understanding the science and subconscious will help with your
goal setting success

The psychology behind goal setting is the fact that our brain can’t tell the difference from what we want and what we have. When we set a goal, it will act as if we already accomplished it. It is part of the condition that drives us.

On the flip side, if we fail to achieve a goal, it reacts as if it is a loss of a valued possession, create anxiety, fear. It will however seek to resolve the goal until the goal is achieved.

Therefore, we promote setting smaller goals to ultimately achieve a larger one. For each smaller, measurable goal achieved we get gratification. Our brains like short term goals. Working our way there through a road-map to success. It’s not a coincidence that this happens…

There is also a lot that goes on in the brain from a chemical standpoint.

Serotonin is a chemical found in the human body. It carries signals along and between nerves - a neurotransmitter. Found in the brain it knows to contribute to well-being and happiness.

Serotonin also plays a role in your confidence and will bolster self-esteem, increase your feelings of worthiness and create a sense of belonging.

To increase serotonin, challenge yourself regularly and pursue things that reinforce a sense of purpose, meaning and accomplishment.  

Accomplishing a goal, no matter how small, will build self-esteem, create more serotonin and make you less insecure. Win-Win-Win….

Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain's reward, pleasure, motivation and desire.

Dopamine naturally produced by your brain makes you feel good, and it plays a key role in achievement resulting in better self-confidence.


Rewards typically increase for more difficult goals. If you believe you'll be well compensated or otherwise rewarded for achieving a challenging goal, that will boost your enthusiasm and your drive to get it done.

Studies show that reward seeking behavior increases the level of dopamine transmission in the brain.

If you'd like a shot of dopamine, set a goal and achieve it.

These roles helped create the greatest innovations of our time.

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Everything is created by a thought. What would you like to create?

The direction, vibration and frequency of your thoughts will create your new goal and reality, so be very particular as similar energy attracts similar energy.

Your subconscious needs to understand your thoughts clearly- it's like a control mechanism of your brains computer.

If you insert conflict words- your goals energy flow is disrupted and most likely will not flow and manifest.

Therefore feed it positive thoughts, words and actions and you will manifest what you desire.

Another thing that can help is sharing your goals with others. By doing so you will amplify/energize your shared goal/idea more.

BUT.... you have to be selective in who you share with in order to reduce the possibility of a negative response. (you don't want to share with someone that poopoo's everything...)

Let these Simple Steps to Success Motivate you!


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