Coach, SCOOP champion and author Gareth James created an interesting thread on his Twitter discussing the proper way to set process-oriented goals.
Here are his words:
The key to setting goals. To understand how to make poker practice and training more effective, it’s important to understand the difference between outcome-oriented goals and process-oriented goals.
Outcome goals are the overall results we want to achieve. We may want to win a specific amount of money or a specific event (such as a SCOOP or WSOP bracelet). It’s okay to start with an outcome goal because we’re looking for a specific result.
The problem is that most people stop there, which is a poor goal-setting strategy overall. Setting goals based solely on results is the main reason why most goals are not achieved.
To be an effective goal setter, you must embrace the idea that there is a process to follow to achieve goals and specific results. Once the overall goal is determined, the relevant steps in the process must be identified.
We cannot have 100% control over the outcome goals, but we do have complete control over the steps we take to achieve them. achieve our goals. For example: You can’t control how much money you win in this game or how many bracelets you will win, SCOOP or WCOOP, but you can control when you study, what you study, how you study, what we focus on we can plan this process.
We can plan the process – what exactly do we need to do to achieve this outcome? So why set outcome goals? They are very motivating and the rewards we seek. But moving from results to process is a way to increase your chances of actually getting what you want.
Elite poker players set process-oriented goals. They are very specific about the skills they need to achieve their desired results. You should do the same. What is the desired outcome and what steps are needed to achieve it?
You can view the original thread in English here:
Key 🔑Goal setting🥅.
To understand how to make poker practice and training more effective, it’s important to understand the difference between outcome-oriented goals and process-oriented goals.
A clue 🧵(1/8)
— Gareth James (@gazelligpoker) April 5, 2022
Gareth is the author of “Purposeful Practice of Poker” : A Modern Approach,” the authors of Learning Poker with Patricia Cardner (2019), provide tips and exercises to improve the way you study poker.