Goal Setting Tips for 2011


Welcome to the New Year and setting your goals! Your goals are the prophecies of what you shall one day become...

Take goals seriously!

Harvard Business School Goal Story­

Study about goals at Harvard MBA program, 1979.

From the book What they don’t teach you at Harvard Business School by Mark McCormack:

In the book, Mark McCormack tells a study conducted on students in the 1979 Harvard MBA program. In that year, the students were asked, "Have you set clear, written goals for your future and made plans to accomplish them?" Only three percent of the graduates had written goals and plans; 13 percent had goals, but they were not in writing; and a whopping 84 percent had no specific goals at all.

Ten years later, the members of the class were interviewed again, and the findings, while somewhat predictable, were nonetheless astonishing. The 13 percent of the class who had goals were earning, on average, twice as much as the 84 percent who had no goals at all. And what about the three percent who had clear, written goals? They were earning, on average, ten times as much as the other 97 percent put together.

When setting goals for the New Year here is a rundown of what the most popular experts advise.

Jack Canfield, co-author of Chicken Soup For The Soul series, says to:

“Write your goals down in detail and read that list every day. Then ask yourself, what can I do today to move closer to achieving one of my goals?”

Guru Zig Ziglar provides this simple truth: ­

“You do everything better when you’re thinking positively than when you’re thinking negatively.

Tony Robbins recommends:

“Decide what you’re absolutely committed to, take massive action, and notice what’s working or not. Then keep changing your approach until you’ve achieved what you want.

Failing to plan is planning to fail. Plan and set goals and visualize them. Master this skill.



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