We have been taught throughout our lives that to be productive and successful we need to create goals and plans. In particular, we are trained to do so using S.M.A.R.T. goals (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-Based). But as a Neuroscientist & Success Trainer, I know that the brain pays attention in a hierarchal way. At higher brain levels, a mission is seen as more powerful than a goal or task. A goal or task can be limiting, directionless, or unfulfilling if it does not stem from a HIGHER source, the higher brain cortex...or a higher MISSION. In this episode, I will discuss the differences between to-do lists, tasks, goals and missions and explain how the various parts of the brain "sees" them differently.