If you want to achieve your goals, don't focus on them: Reggie Rivers at TEDxCrestmoorParkED

  • Опубликовано: 8 ноя 2013
  • Former Denver Broncos running back Reggie Rivers discusses how focusing on your goals is the one sure way NOT to achieve them. With humor and insight he goes on to explain how focusing on your behaviors is how you achieve goals.
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  • Dev Kumar
    Dev Kumar 18 часов назад

    u have the right to your actions. not the results.
    -Bhagvata Gita

  • Asif Khan Motivational Speaker
    Asif Khan Motivational Speaker 8 дней назад

    TRUe a bit

    VAPY ART 10 дней назад

    Wow amazing!

  • Dana Sweeney
    Dana Sweeney 11 дней назад

    Thank you so much I learned to speak Spanish

  • Lucas Moleman
    Lucas Moleman 12 дней назад

    Okay I'm trying to understand it.
    My example:
    If I want a good mark for my test I don't focus on getting that good mark but instead planning out studyhours and doing homework.
    Is that good because I think I understand it but also not.

  • saurav Gaurav
    saurav Gaurav 14 дней назад

    Same things are taught in bhagwad_geeta
    Give ur maximum at present
    Future is not under your control ,u can control only your present or your habits/behaviour

  • Nikita Serov
    Nikita Serov 19 дней назад

    So disturbing when he accidentally starts screaming. :(

  • Angelicas Best Version
    Angelicas Best Version 20 дней назад

    Wow! this is so brilliant! Thank you so much! Totally timeless suggestions to achieve "our goals" ;) . Thank you.

  • curious enough!
    curious enough! 20 дней назад

    The comments are gems ♥️

  • Austin Ruiz
    Austin Ruiz 22 дня назад +1

    Kinda sounds like “Seek first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and He will give you everything you need.”

  • Lakshin Kumar
    Lakshin Kumar 23 дня назад


  • MinSuga chimchim
    MinSuga chimchim 23 дня назад

    Thank you so much. Great talk. I'm gonna apply it from today now. I also believe in stoicism. Your talk was a great help in understanding stoicism.

  • MrZZooh
    MrZZooh 24 дня назад

    Pretty good advice but a little more elaboration on what it means to focus on the behavior would help.

  • Shubham Hire
    Shubham Hire 26 дней назад

    Thank you so much man!! Much needed video😉😉

  • Manish Kumar
    Manish Kumar 27 дней назад


  • Jose Francis
    Jose Francis 27 дней назад


  • No Limits
    No Limits 27 дней назад +3

    In conclusion: Focus on process not on Results.

  • Zahid H Khan
    Zahid H Khan 27 дней назад

    thank you!

  • Trang Vu
    Trang Vu Месяц назад

    Hay quá ạ

  • Sumedhe Dissanayake
    Sumedhe Dissanayake Месяц назад

    That's right. If we focus on our goals it's hard to achieve them.

  • Dawo Sida
    Dawo Sida Месяц назад

    Get to the point dude

  • BowserFX
    BowserFX Месяц назад

    i loved the goal weight example ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • Ashikhin Gan
    Ashikhin Gan Месяц назад

    Simply genius!

    REAL POST Месяц назад

    According to American philosophy just foucs on goal but if read the most ancient scripture like Bhagwat GEETA, you will find all your answers. Foucs on procedure not on the final result

  • Pviews iq
    Pviews iq Месяц назад

    Words of wisdom

  • L Jordan
    L Jordan Месяц назад

    I really enjoyed this video. This guy is very intelligent and has a great sense of humor. I was struggling with my diet and working out but this motivated me so much! 110% behavior.

  • Jen _29
    Jen _29 Месяц назад

    This really has me thinking about my goals for the year. I've had these same goals but I haven't been motivated to achieve them. Now I see that I really need to focus on what I can do/control NOW/today that will eventually get me to where I want to be...Its gonna be hard work

  • Allan Ngo
    Allan Ngo Месяц назад

    Brief, powerful, and humorous. Well done!

  • Peter Wilson
    Peter Wilson Месяц назад

    Yell in my ear

  • Juan Marq
    Juan Marq Месяц назад


  • Whoawhoawhoa87 Hiya
    Whoawhoawhoa87 Hiya Месяц назад

    Sounds exactly like growth mindset

  • Murataly Uchkempirov
    Murataly Uchkempirov Месяц назад

    that is cool

  • Kiran Kumar
    Kiran Kumar Месяц назад

    It is a beautiful talk .. thank you

  • Anchit Rana
    Anchit Rana Месяц назад

    I think u r confussing us ... focussing on goals helps us to change ,helps us to change our behaviour and ultimately make us better person than before...i had seen change in me...in me time i use to recall my goals and it pushes me beyond my limit..maybe u have different perspective toward it

  • lian Aint
    lian Aint 2 месяца назад

    I dont get it

  • Nađa Pilipović
    Nađa Pilipović 2 месяца назад


  • davedaddy101
    davedaddy101 2 месяца назад

    Huge coincidence but I’m going through Something in life that was just really confirmed by watching this video. Weird part is I found this by total accident.

  • Ranish Chauhan
    Ranish Chauhan 2 месяца назад

    Really practical advice🤔👏

  • ABC D
    ABC D 2 месяца назад +1

    What's the difference???
    Focusing on the goal not means to say frequently or remind the goal , it means what he wanted to say elaborately.
    Both are same in different pakage.

  • Believers tv
    Believers tv 2 месяца назад


  • Alina Mansoor
    Alina Mansoor 2 месяца назад +2

    I’m a College student and that just made my day ☺️

  • Mark Zubis
    Mark Zubis 2 месяца назад

    Your words are facts bro. not biased

  • คณิตา บุญชัย
    คณิตา บุญชัย 2 месяца назад

    Thanks so much you make me grow..

  • Abhisheik Sharma
    Abhisheik Sharma 2 месяца назад

    Wrong.behavior n goals both are significant.without goals there will be no reason for behavior change.

  • Bryce Gray
    Bryce Gray 3 месяца назад

    If you aim at nothing in life, you will hit that target every time.

  • stewards oigo
    stewards oigo 3 месяца назад

    interesting points ,if anyone else wants to uncover achieve any goal try Sarparder Subliminal Starter (should be on google have a look ) ? Ive heard some unbelievable things about it and my colleague got great results with it.

  • Juanita fish
    Juanita fish 3 месяца назад

    Love this video

  • Dustin Askew Guitar
    Dustin Askew Guitar 3 месяца назад

    One of the best ones I’ve heard. So simple and true. I’m going to research this person. Thanks !

  • Marzesta Kaadey
    Marzesta Kaadey 3 месяца назад

    For the first time i had a speaker saying dont focus

  • The_TILAGO
    The_TILAGO 3 месяца назад

    STILL RELEVANT in 2018! Love this!!

  • Gomolemo Pule
    Gomolemo Pule 3 месяца назад

    Wow🏅You just told me an approach that will help me take the right path towards my goals. Stressing about stuff never helped anyway. I'll start feeling better about trying my best instead of doing nothing like I always do. I can't control other people anyway

  • RANGER 75th
    RANGER 75th 3 месяца назад

    behaviour did't worked fr me . cause there ws no girl in my class 😐😐😂

  • Mahdi Maulanakum
    Mahdi Maulanakum 3 месяца назад

    amazing dude!!!

  • Prashanna Gautam
    Prashanna Gautam 4 месяца назад

    so eloquent

  • Bandar Alsaif
    Bandar Alsaif 4 месяца назад

    This video must be watched again and again..

  • Corey Duckworth
    Corey Duckworth 4 месяца назад

    Good Talk!

  • Madhra AL
    Madhra AL 4 месяца назад +1

    Be love to get love !

  • Amir Jamili
    Amir Jamili 4 месяца назад

    Setting a goal means a behavior change and Reggie explained it well. in fact that CHANGE is what to creates improvements we achieve at the end and we refer that with a special word "GOAL".

  • Mohit Pithadiya
    Mohit Pithadiya 4 месяца назад

    U have first person who says don't focus on your goal

  • Rishi Srivastava
    Rishi Srivastava 4 месяца назад

    Different from other's thought....beautifully explained... excellent...

  • Ivan Beta
    Ivan Beta 4 месяца назад

    Focus on the person you have become after setting your goals; that means you have to hold the vision of what you've become. When he says ''do not focus on your goals'' he is saying: Focus on them! The point is the same, however, it is different from where you see it. Fact by fact means nothing, we must interpret the fact.

  • Thanos
    Thanos 4 месяца назад

    beautifully said.........Brother

  • Lessons In Life
    Lessons In Life 4 месяца назад

    “Despite your past, no matter your mistakes or shortcomings, you are an amazing human being, capable of greatness and worthy of happiness.” Andrea Pennington

  • Nory-Chan
    Nory-Chan 4 месяца назад

    This talk was actually worth it

  • Pooja Sharma
    Pooja Sharma 5 месяцев назад

    Wow. I didn't want this talk to end ever. I was thinking about suicide before watching this video but while watching it I felt so relaxed and at ease. Great message and the way you delivered it is extraordinary.

  • Vidhya Gayathri
    Vidhya Gayathri 5 месяцев назад

    Loved your way of expressions.

  • Lucie Smith
    Lucie Smith 5 месяцев назад

    So good and perfect timing for me thank you!

  • Guacamolina
    Guacamolina 5 месяцев назад

    This is the only Ted talk that matters

  • The Motherfucker
    The Motherfucker 5 месяцев назад

    Baby Steps.

  • anhtu vole
    anhtu vole 5 месяцев назад

    Recently I 've read the book "The Compound Effect" the book has the same content with this talk: Choice => Habit => Time. So every day make choice wisely and repeat it daily, time will do the magic. Thanks for the great talk.

  • Феликс Железный
    Феликс Железный 5 месяцев назад

    My cat had a heart attack beacasue of this scream.

  • Dhruv Mahajan
    Dhruv Mahajan 5 месяцев назад


  • Inner Core
    Inner Core 5 месяцев назад

    first part. shhhhh. wasted 5mins.

  • 한건희
    한건희 5 месяцев назад

    very useful for me , i had decided many my plan, but i had not achieved , but after watching that clip, i feel cool and can do it well!!

  • Efe Ünver
    Efe Ünver 5 месяцев назад +1

    I am agree with you , you re right👊

  • the Sinusoid
    the Sinusoid 5 месяцев назад

    "future is just a concept. it was never exist...
    life is just an eternal now" -Alan Watts

  • the Sinusoid
    the Sinusoid 5 месяцев назад

    that guy knows how to approach for sure

  • elkammash
    elkammash 5 месяцев назад

    Totally agree

  • Charu Bakshi
    Charu Bakshi 5 месяцев назад

    Best videeooooo

  • Asish Patra
    Asish Patra 5 месяцев назад

    Absolute classic!!
    Thank you.

  • lovely littlegirl
    lovely littlegirl 5 месяцев назад

    I love this man. This is his very first ted talk that I have watched but I'm looking forward to more of his ted talks. I mean 7:57 killed me😂😂😂😂

  • pravin chhetri
    pravin chhetri 5 месяцев назад


  • T M
    T M 5 месяцев назад

    The means to an end matter. Walking the path aware of yourself and the surroundings improves the odds of making it to the goal(s) in better shape.

  • Đào Phụng Anh
    Đào Phụng Anh 6 месяцев назад

    Thanks for sharing! It's so right. My friend asked me for running with her to lose weight. Unfortunately, she still keep her behaviour...

  • Girley Borer
    Girley Borer 6 месяцев назад +1

    So True! That was a good talk

  • James Hutchins
    James Hutchins 6 месяцев назад

    Really liked the end. Today tomorrow this week. Thats very helpful.

  • SoyFr43
    SoyFr43 6 месяцев назад

    The calmness in his voice, it's so soothing. Read me a bed time story

  • Shirley C
    Shirley C 6 месяцев назад

    How you are is who you are.

  • gerald gutierrez
    gerald gutierrez 6 месяцев назад

    "Oh mighty Oracle"

  • shivani biswal
    shivani biswal 6 месяцев назад

    Amazingly delivered

  • Kruti Kallola Mohanta
    Kruti Kallola Mohanta 6 месяцев назад

    Perfectly said.

  • Tony Nesta
    Tony Nesta 6 месяцев назад


  • Jamille Laurent
    Jamille Laurent 6 месяцев назад

    ❤ it's useful for me tks for update

  • Vishnu Varthan
    Vishnu Varthan 6 месяцев назад

    Awesome talk 100 percent true you opened my eyes sir tq

  • Jean-charles Fidinde
    Jean-charles Fidinde 6 месяцев назад

    I still didnt get the message ...

  • Oleg Golubev
    Oleg Golubev 6 месяцев назад


  • Kevin Fuk
    Kevin Fuk 6 месяцев назад

    I find goal-oriented people too be self-destructive.

  • Jp Pandey
    Jp Pandey 6 месяцев назад

    our actions only decides what we were going to achieve in life but not the goals that we think of

  • Copy Cat
    Copy Cat 6 месяцев назад

    Did you mean to not focused on goal but be focused on the process to achieve the goal?

  • J. T
    J. T 6 месяцев назад

    This man hits me! 👏👏👏