31 Jan Happiness is…getting to positive outcomes
Strategies, like implementation intentions, that are meant to enhance our goal pursuit are only really effective when we already have strong goal intentions. Here’s an example of strengthening an exercise intention.
The thing is, the same research that demonstrates the efficacy of implementation intentions at supporting our goal pursuit also underscores an important pre-condition for success:
For implementation intentions to have the desired effect,
Strong goal intentions must be made first.
I think anyone who has tried various techniques to battle their procrastination knows this. Tips and techniques to get us moving fall short if we don’t first have a strong goal intention.