Most traditional goal setting programs focus on long term “results”. For example, someone might set a goal to earn a certain amount of money or lose a certain amount of weight by a given date.
In other cases, the goal may be larger like owning a home or learning a new language.
Setting big goals that define a vision for your life is a good thing. It gives you direction and inspires you to grow as a person and create positive change.
The problem… is that “traditional” goals usually take a substantial amount of time to achieve.
Many weeks, months (or sometimes years) will go by before your goal is achieved.
For many people, this can have a negative impact on their success because they never get to actually “celebrate their successes”.
With behavior based goal setting, the approach is a bit different. You still have longer term goals, but you ALSO take time to set short term goals to act, behave, think and feel on a DAILY basis.
Check out the following video for an in-depth look: