Make your goals fre­quent and man­age­able for max­i­mum suc­cess

Runner's World (UK) - - Mind+Health -

SET­TING YOUR­SELF a lofty goal is a great way to fire up your run­ning mojo, but build­ing in mini goals to tick off along the way will help you keep your eye on the prize. How? Ac­cord­ing to Dr B J Fogg, di­rec­tor of Stan­ford Univer­sity’s Per­sua­sive Tech­nol­ogy Lab in the US, our brains in­ter­pret small fre­quent suc­cesses as a sign that we are mak­ing progress. Con­grat­u­lat­ing your­self for th­ese small wins will help you feel you’re on the way to­wards your ul­ti­mate goal. A Univer­sity of South Florida study bears this out: when run­ners set them­selves a weekly dis­tance goal as well as a long-term goal, they all in­creased their run­ning dis­tance.

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