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The Letdown Effect: Why post goal achievement can leave you feeling deflated and defeated

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086. The Letdown Effect: Why post goal achievement can leave you feeling deflated and defeated

The "letdown effect" after accomplishing a goal can be described as a phenomenon where individuals might experience a sense of emptiness, lack of fulfillment, or even mild depression after achieving a significant objective. This emotional response can be counterintuitive, as one might expect to feel only joy and satisfaction upon reaching a goal.

Several factors contribute to the letdown effect:

  1. Anticipation and Expectations: Often, individuals build up expectations and anticipation around achieving a particular goal. The reality of reaching the goal may not match the idealized version created in the mind, leading to a sense of letdown.

  2. Identity and Purpose: Working towards a goal can provide a sense of purpose and structure. Once the goal is achieved, individuals may grapple with a temporary loss of direction or question what comes next, which can contribute to feelings of emptiness.

  3. Transition Period: Moving from a state of striving for a goal to the post-achievement phase can be a significant life transition. The abrupt change in focus and daily activities may create a sense of unease or disorientation.

  4. External Validation: If the goal was driven by external validation or societal expectations, achieving it may not bring the expected sense of fulfillment. External validation can be fleeting, and the absence of continued praise or acknowledgment may contribute to the letdown.

  5. Setting New Goals: Failure to set new goals after accomplishing one can contribute to a feeling of stagnation. Having ongoing objectives and aspirations can provide a sense of purpose and direction.

To mitigate the letdown effect, it's helpful to recognize that post-achievement feelings are normal and temporary. Setting new goals, reflecting on the journey, and finding meaning beyond the specific accomplishment can aid in navigating this transitional phase. Additionally, seeking support from friends, family, or a mentor can provide guidance and perspective during this period.

Follow me over @mom.sweat.sanity on Instagram

For all Performance and Accountability Coaching inquires, find me at www.brittanderson.com

What Goals do you want to get after, and why aren't you there yet? No time like the present to take action, get in alignment and jump into your dreams.

Reach out for a free Discovery Call to see all the ways we can align and move the needle on your goals.

www.brittanderson.com

After years of bringing MOMS together by hosting evening get-togethers over glasses of wine, no kids or partners and a whole lot of common complaints, Brittany decided it was time to bring her female driven topics and #momdiscoveries to the podcasting platform. Here she talks all things life, health, fitness, kids, relationships – you name it, nothing is off the table! Diving deeper into all things motherhood & womanhood, she interviews some incredible guests finding tips and tricks, parenting hacks and longevity tips to make the most of our lives while keeping our sanity in check! It's time to get real, let go of the expectations we feel from the outside and begin to live a life of fulfillment. Show yourself some self love and take some selfcare time to listen in weekly!
show notes found at www.momsweatsanity.com

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086. The Letdown Effect: Why post goal achievement can leave you feeling deflated and defeated

The "letdown effect" after accomplishing a goal can be described as a phenomenon where individuals might experience a sense of emptiness, lack of fulfillment, or even mild depression after achieving a significant objective. This emotional response can be counterintuitive, as one might expect to feel only joy and satisfaction upon reaching a goal.

Several factors contribute to the letdown effect:

  1. Anticipation and Expectations: Often, individuals build up expectations and anticipation around achieving a particular goal. The reality of reaching the goal may not match the idealized version created in the mind, leading to a sense of letdown.

  2. Identity and Purpose: Working towards a goal can provide a sense of purpose and structure. Once the goal is achieved, individuals may grapple with a temporary loss of direction or question what comes next, which can contribute to feelings of emptiness.

  3. Transition Period: Moving from a state of striving for a goal to the post-achievement phase can be a significant life transition. The abrupt change in focus and daily activities may create a sense of unease or disorientation.

  4. External Validation: If the goal was driven by external validation or societal expectations, achieving it may not bring the expected sense of fulfillment. External validation can be fleeting, and the absence of continued praise or acknowledgment may contribute to the letdown.

  5. Setting New Goals: Failure to set new goals after accomplishing one can contribute to a feeling of stagnation. Having ongoing objectives and aspirations can provide a sense of purpose and direction.

To mitigate the letdown effect, it's helpful to recognize that post-achievement feelings are normal and temporary. Setting new goals, reflecting on the journey, and finding meaning beyond the specific accomplishment can aid in navigating this transitional phase. Additionally, seeking support from friends, family, or a mentor can provide guidance and perspective during this period.

Follow me over @mom.sweat.sanity on Instagram

For all Performance and Accountability Coaching inquires, find me at www.brittanderson.com

What Goals do you want to get after, and why aren't you there yet? No time like the present to take action, get in alignment and jump into your dreams.

Reach out for a free Discovery Call to see all the ways we can align and move the needle on your goals.

www.brittanderson.com

After years of bringing MOMS together by hosting evening get-togethers over glasses of wine, no kids or partners and a whole lot of common complaints, Brittany decided it was time to bring her female driven topics and #momdiscoveries to the podcasting platform. Here she talks all things life, health, fitness, kids, relationships – you name it, nothing is off the table! Diving deeper into all things motherhood & womanhood, she interviews some incredible guests finding tips and tricks, parenting hacks and longevity tips to make the most of our lives while keeping our sanity in check! It's time to get real, let go of the expectations we feel from the outside and begin to live a life of fulfillment. Show yourself some self love and take some selfcare time to listen in weekly!
show notes found at www.momsweatsanity.com

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