How to achieve your goals … according to the experts!

How to achieve your goals … according to the experts!

Happiness is many things including … setting and working towards meaningful goals.

The satisfaction and sense of achievement we gain from accomplishing something is a very special form of happiness.

But as with many aspects of life; it’s easier said than done. So here’s what experts in psychology say really helps…

via Business Insider by Chris Weller

Success doesn’t happen by accident.

A wealth of psychological research has found the people who achieve most in life take the same deliberate steps to make sure they reach their goals.

Sometimes it means minimising the value of will power; other times it means dusting yourself off after defeat.

Here are some of the psychological strategies the most successful people adopt in their daily lives.

They maintain a ‘growth mindset.’

In the 1960s, psychologist Carol Dweck came up with the idea for two different kinds of mindsets. She called them ‘growth mindsets’ and ‘fixed mindsets.’

Growth mindsets give people the ability to see themselves as capable of change — notably, growth — while fixed mindsets cause people to view themselves as fully realised, or unchanging.

Having a growth mindset leads to far higher achievement than having a fixed one, Dweck’s research has found.

They have grit.

Psychologist Angela Duckworth has found time and again that the ability to recover after failure is one of the most common traits of successful people.

Duckworth calls this resilience ‘grit,’ and it’s often the grittiest kids who get into the best schools, get the best jobs, and, incidentally, win the most spelling bees.

Some experts have even said grit is the single-most important trait to become successful…

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