Set want-to goals, not have-to ones

  • Have-to goals are goals set for you by others under pressure, for example, your doctor telling you to lose weight.
  • Want-to goals are those you set out of conviction and after careful reflection on your true values. 
  • The ultimate social influencer is what causes us to pursue certain behaviors merely because we’re close to someone doing the same. 
  • This can be physical proximity or psychological relatedness through the media, for example.

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