How can 1% change your life forever?*

Sunday, 6 December 2020, By Nicolas Rouco

I recently shared an amazing article with my team that I have referenced at the bottom of this post.

Here is my interpretation as well as some weight loss specific examples for my clients to work with and for you to potentially relate to.


Question: What is more important; What you end up with or the little things that add up to your final result? What you achieve or who you become as a result of what you achieve?

When you approach your ultimate goals with an understanding of the impact your small daily habits can make, you will soon start setting behavioural goals versus outcome goals. What is the difference? Well a behavioural goal is a goal based on a behavioural change you can make in a time frame. An outcome goal, is about reaching an outcome in a time frame. Lets work with a week at a time. Here are some fat loss examples.

Behavioural goal: I will complete my food diary everyday day this week hitting all my macronutrient targets within 10g's and do a total of 300 minutes of cardio over the next 7 days.

Outcome goal: I will lose 1kg in the next 7 days.

Both types of goals will inspire a similar result, however the behavioural goal factors in the healthy approach whereas the outcome goal is very result specific. So if someone decides to weigh in without any clothes on they may achieve their outcome goal of losing a kilo. Whereas the behavioural goal is focusing on a healthy behaviour change that will reap the same result through healthy eating and exercise.

Overtime, you will find that the small behavioural changes will soon become routine leading to a sustainable and healthy lifestyle - which for many, is the ultimate goal.

So what kind of weekly goals are you setting for yourself? Do you set them at all?

It is very important that you realise the impact small daily changes can make in your long term results - they can be life changing.

So how much is 1% really when you look at it. In most cases the difference can be so small that it may hardly be noticeable on its own. However, it the impact it has on your results overtime that will blow you away. This is show best in the diagram below.

Looking at the big change at the end can sometimes be overwhelming for people, however looking at the small 1% changes you can easily make on a daily basis can be easier to approach!


marginal gainsInspiration for this image came from a graphic  in The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson.

So what did I take away from this article. I feel it was said best by Jim Rohn;

"Success is a few simple disciplines, practiced every day; while failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day."
-Jim Rohn

It is very important to understand that sometimes the small unnoticeable changes you make, over time can be the reason you see a large difference in your results. Both for the better or the worse.

Have a look at your goals; whether in fat loss, business, family, financial etc and understand that if in the right direction it is the small 1% tasks that weigh the most over time.

Patience is definitely a virtue as is consistency. Stay focused, be consistent and remember 1% everyday can be all you need!

What will you do differently today?

I will leave you with a thought:

The difference between you and the person you want to become could only be 1%, the question is; what are you going to do about this? - clicking on this link will bring you 1% closer to your goals from where you are now. Come and see us TODAY!

Nicolas Rouco

Owner | Vision Personal Training Gladesville


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