The Importance of Setting Goals
"If you don't have dreams, how can your dreams come true?"
Creating goals for yourself is one of the single most important habits you can build in life. They give you something to strive for, to structure your life around and also somewhere to think of when times are rough. There have been so many times when I have a crap day at work, and then I remember my goals at My Little Magic Shop, and all of the folks we are helping embrace their inner magic. The goal of building this company really helps me to push forward.
Here are 18 facts about goals we had to share with you from one of our fav blogs, Goal Band.
18 Facts about Goals and their Achievement
· People with written goals are 50% more likely to achieve than people without goals
· All motivational 'gurus' agree that goals should be written down
· 92% of New Years goals fail by January 15th
· Only 3 out of every 100 adults write down their goals down on paper
· Sharing your goals with a close 'confide' is proven to increase the chances of you achieving your goal
· Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible
· The world's most successful people agree that what you 'get' by achieving your goal/s is not as important as what you become in the process
· Specific goals which are time-bound and measurable work best
· In the process of achieving your goal you will be sacrificing something else
· 14% of people have a goal plan in mind, but these are are unwritten goals
· A Harvard study suggests 83% of the US population do not have goals
· Goals 'held' in the mind are more likely to be jumbled up with the other 1500 thoughts per minute that the average human being experiences
· The act of writing down a goal down in is a very powerful motivator
· Writing down goals forces us to be avoid being vague
· Most gurus agree goals should be carried around with you all the time
· The Harvard 'Written Goal Study and the Yale 'Class of 1953' goal study were complete fallacies
· Studies by Gail Matthews at Dominican University has proved that strategies for effective goal achievement include writing goals down, sharing goals and providing confides with one's progress updates
And if you don't want to be one of the 97 out of 100 Americans that don't write down their goals, get started with A Little Career Change today!!