“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” –Jim Rohn
In professional and Personal environment, many of us have experience of setting goals and not able to achieve the same.There may be many external reasons for not achieving the goal, but one of the causes for failure is an internal oriented or mindset in approaching the execution.
Whether we are setting the goal only with OUTCOME oriented or PROCESS oriented makes a lot of difference in the success or failure. For example, if you set a goal to improve your revenue by 2X in a year's time. This is outcome oriented. If you focus only on this outcome, likely you may not achieve the goal.
Instead, if you focus more on setting process goals to achieve revenue increase by 2X in a year time ,then likely you may achieve the goal. For example, you set goals to improve your skill set, up gradation of knowledge, improving network etc and working on it will lead you to achieve the goal. This is a process-oriented goal.
To sum it up, we tend to focus more on the outcome than the process to achieve the outcome. This leads to failure of achieving goals. Instead, being disciplined in the process will improve the probability of achieving the goal.