What is Achievement?
Stanford University, nueroscientist Andrew Huberman explains that if you seek pleasure from effort, your dopine release baseline raises and you become happier all the time. Don’t look at the trophy to bring reward. It lowers dopamine and makes you less likely to ‘want’ to make the effort to achieve something. Enjoy the effort you’re making.
This can be applied to anything you’re trying to achieve. For me perhaps, thats music.
Looking back, its true.
I’ve focused on getting signed to record labels thinking, if i get signed il be rewarded,
My music became very laborious to make at times because i was hunting a reward, not enjoying the process. Thus, I haven’t actually finished a Trance track that’s releasable.
Just got to focus on enjoying what you do, wheteher it’s studying for a grade/certificate, or any kind of Work based activities. Anything.
Basically I interpret that Andrew Huberman is explaining we should program ourselves to enjoy ‘the most’ all effort we put into achieving something. This then heightens our ability to achieve it, but its the process we create & the ‘effort’ we give that is our biggest achievement. Not the win, or attainment of something we are seeking.