How many times have you set the exact same New Years Resolution to get stronger, lose fat or be healthy? Why is it that year after year you find yourself in the exact same position? Are you not working hard enough? Are you not remaining consistent? Chances are your efforts are more than enough and you’re simply just spinning your wheels with a blindfold on.
OUTCOME-BASED GOALS VS BEHAVIOR-BASED GOALS
Setting a massive outcome-based goal is a great way to motivate yourself and kick-start action. However, the steps that are required to get there are much more important. At some point, motivation will come to a halt and you’ll be left to operate solely on discipline. Setting consistent behavior-based goals along the way will ensure you stay on track with your vision and help build discipline. Here are some examples of outcome-based goals vs behavior-based goals.
- Lose 50lbs of fat
- Gain 10lbs of muscle
- Squat my body-weight
- Eliminate my back pain
- Run a 5k
- Maintain a caloric deficit/surplus each day (goal depending)
- Consume adequate protein, fiber and water each day
- Get a minimum of 8 hours of sleep each night
- Strength train 3-4 times per week
- Stretch for 20 minutes each day
- Commit to working with a personal trainer for 12 months
The most successful individuals operate on this level. They take a MASSIVE outcome-based goal and carefully dissect it into monthly, weekly, daily and even hourly behavior-based goals. Adopting this mind-set is absolutely CRUCIAL to achieving your success in the most efficient way possible. Perfect your habits on a micro level, be patient and you’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish.
Let’s win 2018 one day at a time.
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