When you reach a big goal you will experience a spike of happiness and then….. it’s back to normal. That can lead to the evaporation of the drive to maintaining the goal. This is why it’s very common to get in the cycle of productivity >> laziness >> productivity >> laziness.

In the last half of the show I go over the gameplan for the next 100 episode of the podcast.

Talking Points:

  • Specific goals with metrics
    • Losing 20 lbs
    • Playing a musical recital
    • Saving up money for a vacation
  • What happens when you reach these goals?
    • Do you fail to maintain the habit?
    • “Wealth can be wonderful, but you know, success can test one’s mettle as surely as the strongest adversary.”
  • The spike of happiness of reaching a goal doesn’t last long
  • There is a more permanent change though: how you view yourself
  • Take time to reflect after a big goal has been reached
    • Plan your next step.
  • What’s happening in brilliantside:
    • Recording more youtube videos. Maybe not every week, but almost always on sunday.
      • Sign up if you want to be notified when they go out.
    • 100 more episode of the podcast
    • New show format… Listener mail!
      • advice@brilliantside.com 
    • New show format… More interviews!
    • How I’m going to communicate with listeners…
      • Instagram
      • Youtube
      • Listener mail 
    • Working on the Stop Overthinking Program
      • Going well so far, hope to have it finished by the end of january or february.
      • Once it is, I’m going to take everyone’s feedback and make some changes, then open it up for sale again.

Action Steps:

  • Email me at advice@brilliantside.com if you want your letter read on a future show

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