Keep Giving Up on Your Goals? Here's Why (and How to Fix it)

It’s the second week of January and I’m going to ask you to get real honest with me here...

How many of you have thrown in the towel on at least one of your new year’s resolutions?

If that’s you, then you are not alone, sis.

In fact, there’s a perfectly good explanation as of to why this has happened to you and the 80% of others who give up on their new year’s resolutions by mid-February.

If you’ve given up on an important goal recently, it’s likely because you’ve set an outcome goal vs. a process goal.

Huh! What the hell is the difference you ask? Here’s a quick breakdown …

An outcome goal is about accomplishing some bigger picture end result.

Outcome goals are often influenced by many factors that we either don’t consider or that are out of our control.

An example of an outcome goal is to sell 1000 books.

At the end of the day, you can’t control whether or not 1000 people will pull out their credit cards and buy your book.

What you can control though, is whether or not you are going to write the chapters and which steps you’ll take to market the book, which brings me to process goals.

Process goals are the small steps that you take in order to achieve your bigger picture outcome goals.

With process goals,

  • You have complete control over whether you can achieve them or not

  • They are easier to accomplish, which then

  • Increases your confidence, creates momentum and keeps you motivated longer.

Another example…

An outcome goal = lose 10 pounds in 1 month

A process goal = walk 10 minutes every day for 1 month

Which one feels more achievable to you?

If you’re like most people, you probably said walking 10 minutes a day because even though losing the weight is within your control, there are other factors that play into whether or not you will drop the weight, such as diet and genetics.

‼️ Now don’t get me wrong, outcome goals do have their place ‼️

They are great for creating a bigger picture vision and working with a coach is a great way to balance the two.

But if you’re doing this on your own and could only choose to one thing, setting yourself some process goals is the way to go.

So if you’ve given up on a new year’s resolution (or any goal that you care about for that matter)

  1. Cut yourself some slack because it’s not you (it’s the goal) and

  2. Go back and tweak that resolution into a process goal

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Until the next time,