What goals should we set ourselves to overcome our limits? This is an ambitious question on which the team of Well done for you leaned on Tuesday, on the eve of the film’s release Top Gun: Maverick of which Europe 1 is an official partner. To answer it, Mélanie Gomez and Julia Vignali received David Laroche, personal development coach. According to him, it is necessary in fact to set two types of objectives, short and longer term, to release more energy and exceed its own limits, like Tom Cruise.
This observation is based on the results of a survey, as the coach relates on Europe 1. “A study was carried out by General Electrics, because the group could not understand why there were differences in performance between the factories. they had. They realized that if a person has an extremely ambitious goal, they are going to have a release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that motivates us, and they are going to have energy for a time that they don’t have. was not used to it”, explains David Laroche, at the head of a coaching company.
A mix of objectives to make us “more efficient”
However, the personal development coach qualifies by emphasizing that “after a while, wanting to climb the Himalayas is such a distance that it will demoralize us”. David Laroche explains that conversely, “someone who has very small goals, he will have small releases of dopamine that motivate him, but he will not have this big thing that makes you want to do things crazy.”
The management of the GE group has therefore realized that “excellence is born in the fact of being precisely at ease with opposites”, as David Laroche points out. Who explains: “Having a big, ambitious, distant dream that you don’t even know if you’re going to achieve it, and in the short term, it can be on a weekly, monthly or quarterly scale, to have goals that are much more achievable, specific, and that we know we will be able to achieve.” The coach concludes that “it is the mixture of the two that will make us more efficient”.