Keep Your Goals to Yourself!
As the dreaded week of finals is quickly approaching… everyone must be feeling anxious, nervous and overwhelmed!
Study, Study, Study, but don’t tell anyone your goals for finals week! According to NYU psychologists and a MentalFloss.com blog, talking about your goals make them less likely to happen. Apparently, announcing your goals gives you a “premature sense of completeness” and makes you less motivated to actually achieve them.
So when it comes to your finals and your goals for getting good grades, its suggested that you should express your goals in not a self-satisfied way, but in a dissatisfied manner. For instance, while talking to your friends about finals , make sure to avoid saying, “I’m really gonna do great on this exam!” Instead, you could say something like, “I really need to do well on this exam, kick my butt if I don’t!”
Have any of you had any luck with goal expression methods like this?
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