Finding: Planning helps you reach your goal


Plans fall through from time to time — and that’s a danger zone when you’re trying to build momentum and reach a goal. So plan for the inevitable, posits psychologist Peter Gollwitzer, who came up with the theory of implementation intentions. When your running buddy has to go out of town, he’ll ask his neighbor to fill in. If you overspend at the mall, you bring your lunch to work for a week. Simple.

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