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Should you let go of any goals in the new year?

Greater Good Magazine, Dec. 30, 2020

December 30, 2020

Should you let go of any goals in the new year?

If you ask AnneMarie Conley of UC Irvine what the best goals to pursue during the pandemic are, she says: “The short answer is mastery goals.” When people pursue mastery goals—where you are trying to get better at something on your own terms, basically competing against yourself—they tend to be more persistent and experience greater well-being.