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Emily Balcetis: If You Focus On The Finish Line, Will You Get There Faster?

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Emily Balcetis: If You Focus On The Finish Line, Will You Get There Faster?

Emily Balcetis: If You Focus On The Finish Line, Will You Get There Faster?

Emily Balcetis: If You Focus On The Finish Line, Will You Get There Faster?

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Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode A Better You.

About Emily Balcetis's TED Talk

To get better at anything, you need motivation. But conjuring it up can be tough. Psychologist Emily Balcetis says the key to better motivation is simple — just focus on the finish line.

About Emily Balcetis

Emily Balcetis is a Professor of Psychology at New York University. Her research explores how small differences in perception can have major consequences. By becoming aware of our biases, Balcetis believes we can work to overcome them.