What is achievement? Andrew Huberman. Dopamine & enjoying your effort.

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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.
 
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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.
Thanks I will begin to do this from tomorrow and tell you the progress. Who is with me? I am going to do this for 6 months - 12 months just to see my progress and I am hoping my mood, weight improves. I spend too much time on a computer these days.

Day 0 -

Day 1 Tomorrow - 29/07/2023 wake up 6:30 am - 15 minute morning walk - Direct contact with Sunlight and Yoga for 1 hour and No phone contact until 12pm.
 
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Bobby Summa

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Excellent. Im gonna start trying to put it in to everything too. I reckon il have to remind myself a few times as im doing things so i don’t loose perspective. Got to try and enjoy each moment we do stuff. Not just if we might also have something at the end of it but try to enjoy each moment of each day whatever we’re doing. It can be applied to so much.
 

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Excellent. Im gonna start trying to put it in to everything too. I reckon il have to remind myself a few times as im doing things so i don’t loose perspective. Got to try and enjoy each moment we do stuff. Not just if we might also have something at the end of it but try to enjoy each moment of each day whatever we’re doing. It can be applied to so much.
Day 1 finished - I had to go in the afternoon because in the morning I had to drop off my mum. Went around 8 times on a track & field and legs are sore

Hopefully day 2 would be better and more like what I originally planned it. I have joined a group fitness training team as well just so I can get more movement throughout the day.
 
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Bobby Summa

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Day 1 finished - I had to go in the afternoon because in the morning I had to drop off my mum. Went around 8 times on a track & field and legs are sore

Hopefully day 2 would be better and more like what I originally planned it. I have joined a group fitness training team as well just so I can get more movement throughout the day.

Great stuff! Keep at it man! 👍