Focus on What You Can Control...

We’re officially one week into 2019!

How’s it going so far?

If you’re crushing it, keep up the great work.

If you waited until the first “normal” week of the year, here’s your chance.

Today, I want to help you understand the difference between process based goals and outcome based goals, because it is our belief that those that set process based goals win.

And you want to win, right?

So, let’s look at our most common goal we hear…

I want to lose weight.

How much?



I want to lose 40lbs.

That’s a great example of an outcome based goal.

Not necessarily a bad goal, we just need it to be backed up by process based goals.

I want to get a new job.

Outcome-based goal,

I want to have 1 million in my bank account.

Outcome-based goal.

You get it.

We often talk about the desired outcome we want in a goal rather than the process that’s actually going to get us there.

Please understand, we can never control the outcome, we can only control the process that may lead to a certain outcome.

Now, after years of doing this stuff, we know what processes need to happen in order to hit a certain outcome, but we need to focus on the process, not the outcome.

Cool, we get it.

So, what do process-based goals look like.

Ask yourself…

What steps do I need to take to get closer to my outcome based goal.

For example, the outcome based goal of losing 40lbs.

I probably need to workout at a certain frequency.

I probably need to watch what I eat.

I also probably need to sleep and recovery.

So, examples of process-based goals may be

12 workouts in the month….

3 meals a day, no snacking….

Average 7 hours per sleep over the next 30 days.

Those are all things you have direct control over.

Each of them is a process that is going to lead to the outcome.

Same thing with that money goal.

It’s so easy to focus on that but what’s the action steps.

I need to save $x per week.

I need to spend less than $x per week.

It’s the process that predicts the outcome.

Again, it’s not BAD to have outcome based goals, we just need to make sure they’re backed up by process based goals.

What are your process based goals for 2019?

1% Better.

Dedicated to Your Success,

Doug Spurling