Mandi Schrader Posted over 1 year ago With all the smart things we learn fred TED talks, does it ever make you wonder that... I read a really fascinating article today about goals vs processes in terms of effectively getting results and the trap of relying on inspiration and motivation in developing processes and habits in line with our goals. Inspiration fizzles. Determination doesn't. So after a TED talk, ask yourself what you actually can DO about whatever you just heard and then commit to spending at least 5 minutes a day learning more, writing about it, working on it, etc. Some days you'll do more, but always do the 5 minutes. That way it becomes part of your life and habitual thinking. But before you do any of that, critically examine your inspiration and ask yourself if committing to give it your time and energy is really important to you, or if you're just excited about a new idea and happy it exists. Both are good, but only one requires action.