If you want to make big changes, it will require small, consistent behavior. Stay focused on what you can control: That is, changing daily behavior, rather than worrying about future outcomes.
The world is mostly uncontrollable. Life happens.
You can’t make your body lose 20 pounds on command any more than you can make your house worth a certain amount when you sell it.
In other words, you can’t control the outcome.
But you can control the behaviors that lead to the outcome you want.
Outcomes are WHAT you want. But outcomes don’t tell you what to do.
Behaviors are HOW you’ll get there. Behavior goals give you an action plan.
Here are a few examples showing the difference between outcome and behavior goals.
Behavior goals are a commitment to do a specific set of actions that lead to the outcome you want.
Behavior goals are also,
You can’t control the outcome. You can control the behaviors that, when done consistently, will move you in the right direction.
In the first circle, identify what you want the outcome of your coaching program to be.
In “this month”, “this week”, and “today”, write what you will do to get to that outcome.
Notice how what you do right now—and in the near future—contributes to the outcome you seek.
Be realistic with what you can do. For now, under-estimate your capacity.
It’s better to start small and succeed than go big and feel like inadequate for “failing”.
OK, good. Now let that outcome goal go and focus on these: