Visualizing Your Success Will Make You Fail Harder

Do you ever catch yourself staring out of your window, getting dragged away by thinking about your future life? You visualize the successful empire you're going to build, the fame and recognition, the infinity pool in your villa's backyard, the private jet you're going to fly your loved ones to the Bahamas every Christmas...

Wake up! 

While having these pictures in your mind is highly satisfiying, getting carried away by these daydreams is actually hurting your progress big time. 

If you're one of those who often end up daydreaming about the future, stay tuned: our newest podcast episode is the treatment.

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We've updated our companion course for this podcast series. There's now a second lesson, containing all the action steps from today's episode and also including examples that weren't covered in the audio.

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In This Episode, You'll Discover:

  • How changing your mindset makes you more likely to achieve your goals.
  • Everything wrong with The Secret, visualizing your dream outcomes and success and pretty much everything you've been told about how to set goals.
  • How to set SMART goals and the complete, 3 part goal-setting toolbox.
  • "Mental contrasting" the strangely counter intuitive (but unreasonably effective) brain hack that makes you more likely to follow through on your planned projects.
  • Why "false hope syndrome" is a problem every entrepreneur struggles with - and how to overcome it.
  • What Grit is and why it's one of the most essential things you need
  • A revisit to the power of 30-day challenges.
  • How Michael Phelps, Mark Manson and other high performers do what they do, discover their true path and more.

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Dream off!

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About the Author Alexandra Kozma

Alexandra is a traveling marketer. When she is not editing podcast calls or writing blog posts, she's out there exploring a new city. She helps Hungarians become digital nomads.