One Mindset Change That Can Make You More Successful

One Mindset Change That Can Make You More Successful

via Psychology Today by Mark Travers

There’s a big difference between setting goals and setting the right goals. It can often mean the difference between success and failure.

But there’s another piece of the goal-setting puzzle, and that has to do with setting goals that are a bit outside of the realm of attainability. You may not achieve them, but you’ll likely end up achieving more than if you had set less ambitious goals.

To understand why, consider a recent paper published in the Journal of Sports Economics. A team of scientists led by Ryan Elmore of the University of Denver found that changing a golf hole from a par-5 to a par-4 without changing any of its physical characteristics caused professional golfers to perform better in tournament competition.

To arrive at this conclusion, the researchers examined data from two famous golf venues, Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California, and Oakmont Country Club in Plum, Pennsylvania. It just so happened that both of these venues hosted multiple U.S. Open championships between the years of 1992 and 2007. Not only that, but both courses re-labeled one hole from a par 5 to a par 4, without changing any of its other characteristics, between tournaments.

In other words, when professional golfers conceptualized a golf hole as playing one shot harder than it had in the past, their scores improved. There‚Äôs only one logical explanation for this, according to the researchers: Loftier goals lead to better performance. 

How might this apply to your own life?

… find out by reading the full & original article HERE

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