After reading one of our recent posts regarding goal setting, Allison Morris reached out to me and asked if I would like to share this post and infographic with my readers. It is a powerful image with stats that speak volumes about the importance of not only setting goals, but writing them down and taking action!
Is 2013 the year you reach your goals, or is 2013 the year you’ll set your goals?
While January always brings us the promise of a new year, business people everywhere have to set goals constantly. Explicitly writing down your goals makes them almost ten times easier to achieve, but only 20% of goal setters ever write down their goals. And the results are astounding: In a survey of Harvard University MBA graduates about goals, only three percent of exiting students had clear, written goals. More than 85% of the graduates had no particular goal. Ten years later in a follow up interview, the goal setters who had written down their goals were earning ten times the amount of the other 97% of graduates. The proof is in the pudding: it’s time to write down your goals.
Employees and business owners alike would benefit from writing down their goals. Other helpful hints for making sure you achieve anything resolve are: don’t set your goals alone, don’t try to do too much extremely quickly, and write your goal down. These simple steps can help set you and your business up for year-round success. Be serious, be precise, and have a plan of action to implement steps to surmount any milestone. Successful people set achievable goals, while eight in ten people complain that their life lacks an overall goal. Dare to be different and more focused this year.
Check out the infographic below, by OnlineEducation.net, for more information about who sets goals, who achieves them, and how your business can benefit from your resolution.
Where do you want to be? How far do you want to go? Since you are in the driver’s seat, it is your choice.