If you focus on your goals, you will never achieve them.

The first time I watched this amazing and inspiring talk, I thought there must have been a mistake in the title. Afterall, it’s common knowledge and practice that the only way to achieve a goal is to set one and focus on it.

In this talk, Reggie Rivers shares his shocking and counterintuitive approach to setting and achieveing goals.

According to him, goals are important but they’re outside our control. The only way we can achieve any goal is NOT to focus on it. Instead, we need to focus on the only aspects we can control — our behaviour and attitude.

He uses several interesting examples to prove this approach to achieving your goals. He shares an experience with a girl he was trying to date in high school, and the constant failure faced by people who are trying to lose weight.

This is one of those ‘open’ secrets that could actually change your life.

Watch the full speech below and transform your life!

Video credit: TEDx Talks