Dopamine is powerful in our current society. Those who wake up and crave a drink can often be considered alcoholics. On the flip side of that, if the first thing you do is wake up to check if you have an email or text message, that can be a major sign of your addiction to that shot of dopamine that comes when you see that notification to you.
The most amazing thing about our mind, though, is that we have the ability to train it. Just like we’ve subconsciously trained our mind to check our phones. We can train our mind to be rewarded by something more than notifications. We can train it to be rewarded by daily achievements. The same hit of dopamine comes when we accomplish our goals as when we see that notification on something we posted.
Vision is visual and goals must be just as visual. Take time in the remainder of the week to fulfill the challenge of seeing the most important goal you can make toward your vision daily and then strive toward that. It’s not surprising that the dopamine from goals is a lot more helpful than the dopamine from media hits on your social media.
Make your goals visual, let that dopamine take some play, and spend more days of the week accomplishing them than not, and you’ll find that the pay offs are immeasurable.
The ideas for this post came from a highly suggested read, “Leaders Eat Last”.
Written by Emma Pister and Karl Pister