Struggling with the demands of being a doctor, Ali Abdaal was burning out. He realized that he needed to feel better, not work harder, and his philosophy of “feel-good productivity” was born. Our latest Instaread shares some practical tips.
Better Goal Setting
You’ve probably heard of SMART goal setting: making your targets specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time bound. But outcome-oriented goal setting isn’t necessarily effective. As an alternative, Abdaal recommends NICE goal setting: setting targets that are near term, input based, controllable, and energizing. By focusing on immediate next steps in your journey, you’ll avoid becoming overwhelmed by the big picture.