Emily Balcetis is an Associate Professor of Psychology at New York University. She is the author of more than 70 scientific publications and her work has been covered in Forbes, Newsweek, Time, National Public Radio, Cosmopolitan, GQ, and many others. She has also received numerous awards for her work.
Eric and Emily discuss her book, Clearer, Closer, Better: How Successful People See the World
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Emily Balcetis and I Discuss How to Focus and Accomplish Goals and…
- Her book, Clearer, Closer, Better: How Successful People See the World
- Her decision to tackle learning to play drums
- The four tools of accomplishing a goal
- What it means to materialize a goal
- How our brains can’t be trusted to accurately assess our progress toward our goal
- The importance of writing down and tracking progress
- Figuring out what we want to accomplish AND creating a plan of action
- Foreshadowing obstacles that might get in our way and how you’ll deal with them increases your chances of success
- The value of narrowing your focus of attention
- How time is a big determinant of what goals we set and whether we reach those goals
- Finding ways to connect your current self with your future self can make it easier to make tougher choices that lead to better outcomes later
- How it sometimes makes sense to have a “wide bracket” or broader perspective
- The power of framing and how what we see predicts what we do
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