We talk a lot about goals when we’re trying to improve our health and our habits.
We’re told over and over that we must have them:
- To reach a certain weight.
- To earn this much money.
- To achieve THIS by a certain time.
On and on, right?
And if that’s worked for you, then fine.
But if you’re like a lot of people, you stumble over that word “goal” because it suggests the possibility of failure. It whispers you might not reach it. It makes you even more hesitant about trying!
Goals can be achieved…or not.
Try this instead. It’ll focus your mind and calm your anxiety.
Decide on the outcome you want, and then commit to bringing that outcome to life.
Outcomes, unlike goals, are certainties. They are inevitable. So, there is no possibility of coming up short.
When you have a clearly defined outcome and take the aligned action toward it, no other outcome becomes possible.
If you desire an outcome of having a healthy lifestyle — of maintaining an appropriate weight and enjoying an exercise regimen — there is simply no way you can fail.
That outcome is YOURS if you choose it!