Want to make BETTER progress and feel more mentally at peace along the way? Focus on PROCESS goals, not OUTCOME goals
While helpful during early goal formation, purely Outcome-driven goals leave much to be desired once the work starts and often leave little room for ‘real life’ to happen.
We have much more direct influence into the execution of Progress goals, and each next time working through them, we get one step closer to the outcome goals playing out as simple byproduct.
▶︎ When we fixate less on outcomes and focus more on the processes that create the outcomes, we feel better, we celebrate small wins along the way, and we enjoy the journey a whole lot more without target fixation constantly clouding our thought processes. We’re also more likely to engrain new, lasting habits that keep the results ongoing.
▶︎ With strong goal setting, we can map out needed process goals that we know will lead to the desired outcomes, with ample time and consistency.
“𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙗𝙞𝙩𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙜𝙤𝙖𝙡𝙨 𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙘𝙚 𝙪𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙘𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙞𝙢𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙜𝙤𝙖𝙡𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙢𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙫𝙚𝙨.” -MD