Dr. Emily Balcetis: Tools for Setting & Achieving Goals | Huberman Lab Podcast #83



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My guest this episode is Dr. Emily Balcetis, PhD, Professor of Psychology at New York University (NYU). Dr. Balcetis’ research focuses on how our perception of the world, particularly our visual perceptions, influences our level and persistence of motivation, how we conceptualize goals, actual goal achievement, and our emotional state as we pursue goals. Dr. Balcetis explains how to best visualize and overcome challenges in pursuit of larger, complex goals. We also discuss the science of how to define goals and intermediate milestones, overcome obstacles, and effectively track progress. This episode highlights science-based, immediately actionable tools that anyone can use to set and achieve physical and/or cognitive goals more effectively.

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Dr. Emily Balcetis
NYU Profile: https://as.nyu.edu/faculty/emily-balcetis.html
Clearer, Closer, Better: How Successful People See The World: https://amzn.to/3PQfhBk
Why some people find exercise harder than others (TED Talk): https://bit.ly/3zHttqx
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Timestamps
00:00:00 Dr. Emily Balcetis, Visualization of Goals & Motivation
00:03:24 Momentous Supplements
00:04:38 Thesis, Levels, ROKA
00:08:08 Vision & Motivation
00:11:37 Tool: Narrowing Visual Focus & Improving Exercise
00:21:39 Adjusting Visual Attention & Perceived Fatigue
00:25:14 Tool: Visual Focus “Spotlight”
00:27:57 Tool: Goal Gradient Hypothesis, Visual Spotlight to Increase Effort
00:33:38 AG1 (Athletic Greens)
00:35:00 Defining Goals vs. Accomplishing Goals, Dream Boards & Goal Lists
00:41:28 Tool: How to Setting Better Goals & Identify Obstacles
00:46:38 Vision is Unique, Challenging the Visual System, Realistic Goals & Micro-Goals
00:57:12 Do Fit People View the World Differently?, States of Body & Visual Experiences
01:05:54 Caffeine, Stimulants, Visual Windows & Motivation
01:10:13 Tools: Goal Setting & Cognitive (Non-Physical) Goals, Data Collection
01:21:54 Year in Review & Memory
01:26:32 Visual Tools & Mental Health, Depression & Visual Priming
01:31:33 Focusing Attention & Increasing Visual Detail/Resolution
01:36:12 Zero-Cost Support, YouTube Feedback, Spotify & Apple Reviews, Sponsors, Neural Network Newsletter, Instagram, Twitter, Momentous Supplements

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