The Source of a Goal – It Starts With Exposure

Where do goals come from?

People don’t know what they want, they only want what they know.

One of my mentors, Ben Hardy, wrote about the source of all goals in his book Personality Isn’t Permanent.

He goes on to say that all behavior is goal driven. Fundamentally, all goals come from three sources:

  1. Exposure
  2. Desire
  3. Confidence

You cannot make decisions and choices if you don’t know they exist. Your ability to make choices is limited by your context and knowledge. When you expand that context, you expand your options.

People who actually get what they want constantly expose themselves to new things.

They seek to be surprised and happily deconstruct their old programming and adopt new programing that serves their future selves…knowing with new, more, and better information, they can make a more informed decision.

They can increase or change their goals and aim higher.

As you prepare for a mid-year reset, reflect on your current goals. Are they limiting your capability because of past exposure?

Check out my interview with Ben Hardy on The Mentee Podcast. You won’t regret it.

Are you constantly exposing yourself to new things?

Did you miss part 1? Check out The Purpose of a Goal Here