“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.” – Andrew Carnegie
Once you determine your life purpose, your mission, your vision, and clarify what your true needs and desires are, you have to convert them into specific, measurable goals and objectives – then then act on them with the certainty that you will achieve them.
There was a goal-setting study done at Yale in which only 3% of the graduating class had written specific goals for their future. Twenty years later, those 4% were found to be earning an astounding 10 times more than the group that had no clear goals.
Let’s break this down even more.
A total of 267 participants ranging in age from 23-72 were involved in a study. I’m talking from USA, Europe, Australia, Asia and a variety of different people which included entrepreneurs, educators, health care professionals, artists, attorneys, bankers, marketers, human services providers, managers….etc.
Group 1 was simply asked to think deeply about their goals – what they wanted to accomplish over the next four weeks – but not to write them down.
Groups 2, 3, 4, & 5 were asked to write down their goals.
Group 3 was asked to also formulate a list of action commitments.
Group 4 was asked to formulate a list of action commitments and then send their list of goals and action commitments to a supportive friend.
Group 5 was asked to do all of the above, and provide a weekly progress report to a friend.
In the end, Group 1 had a 43% success rate, while the middle groups increased between 13-21%. Group 5 had an astonishing 76% success rate in the end.
This study provides empirical evidence for the important and effectiveness of three essential success principles: (1) writing down your gaol; (2) making a public declaration of your goals; and (3) being accountable to another person – such as a coach, an accountability partner, or a mastermind group – for achievement of your goals. – Jack Canfield
Podcast – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/8451281