Module 24: From Goal to Purpose
What is your purpose? What is between you and the best version of yourself? Improving our ability to set goals and achieve them can be one of the most difficult skills to master – and that’s why it is a cornerstone of improving your mental fitness.
There are two types of goals, results oriented, and process oriented goals. I encourage you to focus on process oriented goals because they are actionable and achievable which creates positive feedback and helps reinforce new habits.
With process oriented goals it’s important to take small steps to set a baseline for continued success, a concept called gradated exposure. Instead of a complete diet overhaul, start with some small steps like eating more vegetables and dark chocolate.
Setting and achieving goals helps lead us to our sense of purpose and form more meaningful connections.
Depression and anxiety can make questions about our purpose rather daunting. By creating a framework of achievable small steps and awareness of gradated exposure, we can better facilitate and regulate our personal development.
This course was created to help you understand the modern challenges to our mental health. By examining the new science of depression and anxiety and better understanding some of their root causes, we find new tools to improve your mental fitness regimen to best heal the modern brain.
As you implement the information and tools in this course and see your mental fitness improve, I hope you will note a shift in your clarity and sense of purpose. Why are you here? How are you feeling? What do you want to achieve?