Goals & Music

Rather than  getting into a long dissertation on neuro linguistic programming (NLP), we'll just focus on the universally experienced effect of NLP "anchors".

Anchors are stimuli that call forth states of mind - thoughts and emotions. For example, touching a knuckle of the left hand could be an anchor. Some anchors are involuntary. The smell of bread may take you back to your childhood. A tune may remind you of a certain person. A touch can bring back memories and the past states.

Anchors work automatically and are most effectively established when you are in a heightened emotional state, negative or positive. You may not even be aware of the triggers. For instance, you may be in a lousy mood and not be aware that a negative anchor triggered those emotions.

The GoalTender is meant to be a way to purposefully establish anchors by producing the stimuli through music and lyrics relevant to your goals. Since you established your own goals, it's assumed that thinking about about them will put you in a positive emotional state. Using the GoalTender, we'll link music and lyrics to those emotions, attempting to create positive anchors. When you're having a lousy day, you can listen to the music and bring yourself into a positive state of mind, reminding yourself of your goals and all the positive things they will bring into your life.

Now, it's important to update your GoalTender when one of your goals no longer motivates you. Goals are ever changing. There's no rule as to how long a goal should motivate you. You can change them daily. The most important thing is not to hang onto a goal that's neither realistic or motivating.

The Music GoalTender
Obstacles are
those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.