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Episode 148: Success instinct


There’s a secret tool that can help you become successful. And it is free to use: that tool is between your two ears – your brain!

Today, we touch on things like goals with a twist and brain psychology, in trying to put that tool to good use.

Goal setting with a twist:

We all understand the process of achieving a goal, because millions of people have spoken about it: setting up goals→figuring out the way to get there→having an accountability partner→achieving the goal→celebrating the goal→setting up another goal.

This process applies to all types of goals, from weight loss to better relationships. The framework is identical for all types of goals, the way you go about it varies on the type of goal you have.

The theory is well known and relatively simple, so why is it that you did not complete your goals in the past?

Why were you not able to achieve a goal you set up in the past?

Chances are you can not blame the process, but your phychology. You know what your goal is, you know how to get there, but you don’t achieve your goals because your own psychology interferes in the game plan. Your phychology is activated by either pain or bliss/pleasure. If you are not in pain, then you rely on bliss as the motivating factor.

And what do you do when your pleasure train runs out of gas? What do you do when you run out of hope, belief and confidence?

It all comes down to your Reticular Activating System (RAS) an important part of our brain. Its most important role is to remind ourselves of what we are looking for. So, if you want to make sure you accomplish your goals, make sure you review them consistently. Write them down for yourself every single day and review them constantly. This is what Suze Orman did on her way to becoming a powerful woman in the financial realm. And it worked for her!

Success instinct

Is the process of realizing that we are all here to do something great. We have more to give than we are doing. A lot of us are looking for things outside of us that will help us get where we want to get. Jake is always looking for the next book to read, the next seminar to attend, the next coach to hire. But he shouldn’t do that!

And now your turn: what is getting in the way of your success instinct? Once you discover it, you will get back on track. Hoping one of these quotes will stick with you and help you see your success instinct:

Success in life is the result of good judgment. Good judgment is usually the result of experience. Experience is usually the result of bad judgment.” – Tony Robbins

“The greatest mistake a man can make is to be afraid of making one”. – Elbert Hubbard

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work”. – Edison talking about the invention of the light bulb.
“If the first plan which you adopt does not work successfully, replace it with a new plan; if this new plan fails to work, replace it in turn with still another, and so on, until you find a plan which does work. Right here is the point at which the majority of men meet with failure, because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail”.  Napoleon Hill


Here’s what Jake said, in a nutshell:

  • The brain is to blame when you do not achieve your simply set out goals.
  • Your brain needs to be trained in order to work for you and not against you.
  • People are motivated by either pain or please to achieve goals. Pain is the greater motivator of the two.
  • Remind yourself everyday what the heck you want and write it down everyday!
  • You can only defend yourself against yourself with the right mindset.
  • What is that “something greater” that you are destined to achieve?

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Jake Nawrocki
Jake Nawrocki
Motivational speaker, Inventor, Entrepreneur, Real Estate Owner, and Life Coach.

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  1. Greg says:

    This was one of the most helpful podcast in the last few months. Exactly what I needed for a self reset today. Keep up the great info!

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