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Living Your Greatness

Dec 27, 2022

Ben Mumme is the founder, curator, and podcast host of the Living Your Greatness Podcast. The purpose of the podcast is to inspire millions of people across the world to achieve greatness and enhance their overall personal well-being. 

Living Your Greatness is becoming the go-to resource that CEOs, elite athletes, professional coaches, and entrepreneurs rely on to upgrade themselves. The podcast helps you master the best of what other people have already figured out.


In this episode, Ben explains the science behind value-based goal setting. What if we based our new year’s resolutions not only on what we want but on why we want it? What if we let go of our perception of societal expectations and made our New Year’s resolutions based on what really makes us tick - our values? 

Research suggests that doing so will not only make our resolutions more successful, it’ll boost our health and well-being. Science has something interesting to say about values and successful goal-setting. 

Value-based goals are not only more successful than those created to meet extrinsic societal expectations, but they’re also healthier. We attach meaning and significance to pursuing value-based goals, which give our lives a sense of purpose. 

Increasing the feeling of purpose in your life through activities like value-based goal-setting can increase your resilience to stress, promote healthy behaviours, and improve mood and overall well-being. In other words, linking a resolution to a value connects it with purpose, makes it more likely to change the way your brain is wired and will have subsequent sustainable and consistent effects on your behaviour. 

Two steps for creating value-based goals:

  1. Catalogue your values
  2. Link your values to your goals

Value-based goal setting infuses your day-to-day activities and behaviour with your “why” or the things that make you tick. Positive health benefits aside, nothing is more motivating and empowering than fuelling your goals with your “why.” 

When you find your “why”, embrace it. Live it. Be it.


Host: Ben Mumme






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