WELLNESS
12/04/2014 04:43 pm ET Updated Dec 04, 2014

How Worrying Less Will Make You More Successful

Few things in life are more disheartening than failing to reach our goals. But what if the problem lies in the way we set goals in the first place? Founder and medical director of UltraWellness Center Dr. Mark Hyman joined HuffPost Live host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani today to discuss how he changed the way he approached goal setting to achieve more positive outcomes.

"I think when we're striving, we often end up with not letting magic happen," said Dr. Hyman. "We're trying too hard, we're pushing, we're shoving our life into a certain idea, pattern or goal as opposed to actually letting go and trusting that everything will work out... If you kind of have an attitude that if you do your best, you show up, you do the next moment and the next thing, extraordinary things happen. The less I worry, the better off my life is. When I try to be successful, it's doesn't work. When I just show up and I'm in the moment and I trust that the right thing is going to happen... then I don't have to worry."

Instead of forcing the impossible, Dr. Hyman suggests setting specific, attainable and personally tailored goals that will ultimately leave you feeling empowered rather than let down.

"You have to figure out what's right for you," he said. "There is no one right diet, there is no one right lifestyle, and there is no one right approach. Everybody's different."

To hear more about how to set yourself up for success, watch the full HuffPost Live clip in the video above.

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