THINK SMALL TO WIN BIG
Make your goals frequent and manageable for maximum success
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.