Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
Now, I want to take a moment and discuss how goal-setting relates to activity trackers. Do you have a Fitbit, Jawbone UP, Misfit Shine, or anything similar? Does it tell you that you have to walk 10,000 steps to reach your goal today? Based on everything we learned about setting effective goals, does that seem like a quality goal you should be setting? For the sake of this post, keep in mind the example we came up with the other day.
We have our outcome goal, which is the destination:
Outcome: I will run the local 5k on January 1st in under 30 minutes.
And we have process goals, which provide us the road map of how to get there.
Process: I will limit my junk food consumption to once a week on Saturday evenings.
I will eat more calories than my daily expenditure to aid recovery and training.