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156: Why Goal Setting Doesn’t Work

By Satori Prime: Guy and Ilan Ferdman

“Stop trying to make yourself feel better. Instead, get better at feeling.” - Guy & Ilan Ferdman(click to tweet) We want to achieve certain milestones.So we write down these goals, and then make the daily efforts to hopefully achieve them one day. But typically that doesn’t happen, and we find ourselves in the same spot that we started in. On today’s episode of Personal Development Without The Fluff, we are reframing our understanding of goal-setting. Often times, the personal development space will put great emphasis on the importance of setting goals. However, if we take a step back and acknowledge how we truly move through space and time, we see that this method doesn’t help us achieve our dreams.  Tune in to this conversation to learn how to initiate forward progress through energy, and not goal-setting. “You are limiting yourself when you write down goals.” - Guy & Ilan Ferdman(click to tweet) The Cliff Notes:Hope disappears the moment you step up to perform the taskDon’t create goals out of a place of lackingThe waves you emit manifest and mirror the energy inside of youExternal goal-setting is like putting a band-aid on a cut that’s never going to heal itselfAsk yourself: am I safe right now? Then, take note of how you feel answering that questionThe buffers you’ve placed between you and the world are killing your ability to feelGive your anxiety space to be, instead of reaching for external things to fix itSay thank you to your triggers, for they remind you of the things you’ve been avoidingLet the river move you instead of trying to figure out how to move the river“The body is so much more connected to soul than the mind ever will be.”  - Guy & Ilan Ferdman(click to tweet)  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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