Goal Setting – Process Vs Outcome

My Goals – Hits and Misses:

I love to set goals. I totally believe in the process of goal setting, although I don’t always achieve them. I looked back and saw a pattern on things I get done and things I don’t. The kind of Goals I set seemed to make a lot of difference in the ultimate outcome. My most important learning was about the process vs outcome.

Edwards Deming
Edwards Deming – Pioneer of Total Quality Management

American Vs. Japanese Goal Setting:

This can otherwise also be considered as the American Vs Japanese approach to goal setting. Americans have a very goal oriented approach and are focused on achieving the targets. The outcomes are binary, you either Win or Lose.

However, Japanese are a process oriented culture where they are keen on continuous improvement or Kaizen, the improvements are marginal and always have a scope for improvement.

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Circles of Life

Stephen Covey in his very famous book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Peopleintroduced the concept of locus of control.

We spend most of our day thinking about and discussing various ideas, thoughts, actions, constraints or problems and challenges or opportunities that predominantly fall in three concentric circles.

Circles of Life
Circles of Life

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What is common between Barack Obama, Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs ?

All three of them wear/wore basically the same thing every day: Obama a blue or gray suit, Zuckerberg a gray T-shirt and Jobs his signature turtle neck tee and Blue Jeans.

What is common between them?
What is common between them?

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What I learnt while we were cooking ?

We all have preferences in life and for me cooking did not make it to the list. Since eating healthy home made food is a choice we have made cooking is a defacto mandatory activity that needs to be carried on every day, often multiple times a day. While my culinary skills haven’t grown leaps and bounds in the last few months…we have learnt a lot during the process of cooking, almost always outside the realm of food.

This simple activity made our cooking enjoyable, driving pleasant, workouts fun, gave us a lot of food for thought while we were still cooking, made us a little bit better every day in numerous ways.

Wondering our little hack is..Read on to know.

Temptataion Bundling
While we were Cooking !!

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