The objective sets the development of certain quantifiable and temporary parts. In an organization or business context, it can be an effective tool for success by ensuring that participants are clearly aware of what is expected from them if a goal is achieved. On a personal level, goal setting is a way that allows people to define their own goals – usually with financial or business goals. The goal of setting is an important part of personal development.
Importance of writing down your goal!
The goal is very effective when specific measures are integrated with written deadlines and dates to document our thinking. Activity: Written goals clarify thinking, object to their potential and strengthen commitment. Another secret of successful people is that they keep their written goal
visible and revised daily. One famous study by Yale in 1953 said that 3% of Yale graduates who had written goals had more money years later than the 97% of the class together. To rebuild Yale's study, I read a book that was recently named "Look Inside or Do Without" by Tom Bay. According to Mr. Bay, Harvard Business School conducted a study of the financial situation of its students 10 years after graduation and found that:
– Up to 27% of them needed financial support.
– A weekend 60% of them were living payroll for salary payments.
– Only 10% lived comfortably.
– Only 3% of them were financially independent.
The study also looked at the target audience and found these interesting correlations.
– 27% in need of financial support had no goal to set goals in their lives.
– 60% who were living a wage bill for payroll had a basic training threshold; such as managing to pay a salary check for payroll.
– The 10% who lived comfortably had general goals. They thought they knew where they were going in the next five years.
– 3% who were financially independent had written their goals and the steps needed to achieve them.
Yes, the result of this study seems a little too perfect, but I'm not surprised at the overall context. On my personal experience, my life was in bubbles until I started setting goals and writing them down as well as organizing my days that I began to witness significant progress and success in my life and family. Then I was more comfortable working more and getting less instead of my work. Why? The answer is simple! No direction and focus.
I understand why you do not want to write down your goals. Write down goals seem so thoughtful. So banal. You think it might be good for someone less intelligent – much less individualized than it is not for you.
That's what I had previously found. For many years, it felt like, and enjoyed, some of positive thinking, personal power or self-help. Then I accidentally landed on Dale Carnegie How to work with friends and affect the people and it changed how I thought about self-help.
If a goal setting can work for Harvard Business School graduates, should it not work for you too? And let me live with this quote by Joseph Addison, "It's nothing we get as much reluctance as expected."