by Ruth Harris on Anne R. Allen site:
Psychologists differentiate between outcome goals (write a book) and process goals (the steps it will take to write a book).
The outcome goal focuses on the big picture and the end result—a diamond-studded World Series ring, an Emmy, the winner’s circle at the Kentucky Derby.
An outcome goal (Bestseller! Glowing five-star reviews!) is one over which you have no control.
No wonder you feel overwhelmed and intimidated before you even begin.