🔑 Key Takeaways
- Invest in process-based goals that focus on the journey towards the goal, embrace failures as feedback, and recognize the small wins along the way to keep motivated. Outcome, performance, and process goals should all be considered for effective goal-setting.
- Instead of setting outcome-based goals that are often influenced by external factors, focus on performance and process goals that are more controllable and reachable. Embrace failure as an opportunity for improvement and set standards for yourself to achieve.
- Break down goals into small steps that are controllable, enjoy the process, and prioritize camaraderie and collaboration for successful outcomes in both professional and personal goals.
- Setting goals that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely with a clear desired outcome, appropriate challenge, and commitment level can significantly improve health and personal growth.
- Setting goals that balance personal and professional aspects of life, prioritizing family, and maintaining consistency in family routines can help achieve work/life balance and prevent undesirable outcomes.
- Setting intentional goals, prioritizing time with loved ones, and staying mindful of values can lead to a more fulfilling life. Basing decisions on self-concept and consistently upholding values can prevent distractions and support meaningful relationships.
- To fully understand and empathize with others, it's crucial to have face-to-face conversations and pay attention to emotional cues such as eye contact and facial expressions. Without this awareness, misinterpretations and misunderstandings can occur.
- Having a supportive tribe and specific accountability appointments can significantly increase the chances of achieving goals. Involving the community in goal-setting can also identify obstacles and enable success.
- Goal-setting requires understanding your unique circumstances, overcoming obstacles with discipline and social accountability, and falling in love with the process to achieve success.
📝 Podcast Summary
The Importance of Setting Goals and the Types of Goals to Consider
Setting goals is important because if you're practicing, you're moving in the right direction. Even failures are feedback and an opportunity to redo, revise, and look at other ways to optimize. It is important to invest in process-based goals, wherein itty-bitty wins along the way become evident, making you fall in love with the process and keep going until you reach the goal. Three types of goals we have are outcome, performance, and process. Outcome goals focus solely on the end result, while performance goals focus on the progress towards the goal. Process goals are about investing in the process to reach the goal, focusing on the journey rather than the destination.
Setting Performance and Process Goals: Better Control for Greater Motivation
Setting outcome-based goals can be motivating, but they are not totally under your control, as external factors can impact them. Instead, it's better to focus on performance and process goals that are more under your control. Performance goals involve setting a standard for yourself to achieve, and the processes involved in achieving that standard. Process goals involve breaking down the steps needed to reach the standard. It's important to avoid perfectionism in outcome-based goals and see failure as an opportunity to improve. In the tech community, performance goals could involve releasing an app and focusing on the standard of writing a language that can be applicable to users in a specific genre.
Focusing on the Process and Collaborative Goals for Success
To achieve desired outcomes, it is important to focus on the process and performance goals that are under our control instead of solely depending on outcome goals. Breaking down goals into small, bite-sized steps helps build motivation and reinforces the desire to keep performing. Enjoying the process and falling in love with the people involved rather than just the financial outcome is also crucial. Collaboration, camaraderie, and shared outcome goals can make achieving goals more desirable. These principles not only apply to professional or vocational goals but can also be applied to relationships and health goals.
The Importance of Setting SMART Goals in Health
Setting SMART goals is crucial for achieving success in health. These goals should be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely. It's important to identify what you want to accomplish and how you will measure it. Achievability and Realism are key factors to consider when setting goals. It's crucial to be deliberate about how you're going to measure and identify your desired outcome. Clarity, appropriate level of challenge, commitment level, and feedback around your task also make a difference. One should also consider their commitment level and how it will impact their personal life before setting a goal. By following these principles, one can perform better and improve themselves in the years to come.
Achieving Work/Life Balance by Prioritizing Family
Setting goals that balance personal and professional aspects of life and considering their overlap can lead to achieving outcomes that prioritize important aspects of life such as family. Consistency and routines in family life can result in shelter, comfort and protection for children. Prioritizing family in personal and professional goals can help to achieve work/life balance, and enable people to prioritize important aspects of life, such as family, and achieve outcomes that they desire. Managing all aspects of life and prioritizing important aspects can help prevent an undesirable outcome.
Prioritizing Identity and Relationships for a Fulfilling Life
Setting goals that align with one's identity is crucial for achieving them. Being deliberate in planning and committing to goals is necessary, as it requires sacrifice in different areas of life. Prioritizing and savoring moments with family is important, as time spent with loved ones cannot be rewound. Being present and aware of one's values and where their time is being invested is crucial in avoiding distractions and addiction, such as addiction to apps or social media, that can hinder experiences with loved ones. Decisions based on self-concept and consistently upholding values will lead to a more fulfilled life.
The Importance of Face-to-Face Conversations in Goal Setting
Awareness is crucial for goal setting. Human-to-human interactions, especially eye contact and facial expressions, provide important emotional data that is relevant for empathy and the neuroscience of mirror neurons. Conversations that happen face-to-face have more data in terms of how we say things, the way in which our face contorts, and expressions. This missing data exists in the context of text messages, commit messages, responses or comments on a commit, issues on GitHub, or Twitter. Without this missing data, it's easy to get charged or triggered by something. Therefore, it's important to have face-to-face conversations and cultivate empathy for emotional awareness of another person.
Importance of Having Support and Accountability When Setting Goals
Setting goals is more achievable when you have people who support and hold you accountable. According to the American Society of Training and Development, committing to someone increases the chances of completing a goal by 65%, and setting a specific accountability appointment with them can increase chances by up to 95%. It is crucial to have the right kind of tribe or people around you who can enable and support you in your goals. Involving the community in goal-setting is also vital, as feedback from the community helps to identify obstacles that hinder achieving the set goals. To increase the chances of achieving their 2020 goal of a weekly podcast, Mireille and Adam invite the community to share their ideas and feedback on Twitter, Slack, and changelog.com/community.
Understanding the itty-bitty things of goal-setting
Goal-setting requires discipline and social accountability. It is important to understand what's holding you back and what makes you unique as a human in order to set yourself up for success. The social pressure to set new goals at the start of a new year can be challenging, but taking stock of your unique circumstances can help. Reward and pain are key drivers of goal-pursuit and motives, and inhibitory control is necessary to overcome obstacles. Falling in love with the process is important for performing and reaching desired outcomes. Understanding the itty-bitty things of goal-setting and how you can navigate through obstacles that come your way can help you achieve success.