Sometimes we are so focused on achieving our set goals that we forget about the experience itself. Whether it is to do with completing ones Bucket List or trying to quickly check off all your resolutions for the year, we focus so much on the end result that we miss all the excitement of the journey.
A recent research study by the University of Chicago and the Korea Business School shows that aspiring to specific goals has significant benefits, however, people who focused on the experience rather then the end result outdid their goal oriented team members.
In their experiment Ayelet Fishbach and Jinhee Choi had a number of students focus on a definitive target – losing weight, training for an event – and a number of students just focusing on the experience of running on the treadmill. The results illustrated that the latter group ran on average 33% longer than…
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