While driving the other day the person in the car with me said they we’re disappointed with themselves. Disappointed, in that they had only achieved 50% of the goals they set for the year.
I then asked what was achieved:
- They reflected on those goals that were nailed. All of them were pretty heady, big goals and great achievements.
I then asked if the ‘failed goals’ had at least some progress made:
- They said that some of the failures had made significant progress, though not fully nailed.
I then asked what percentage of goals were achieved by the 97% of people who don’t write them down:
- The penny dropped and the conversation didn’t go much further.
Turns out people with written goals are very far in front. Even achieving a small percentage of our set goals puts us so far ahead of the mob it’s a joke. And the joke is on them.
When it comes to goals it’s pretty simple. Set, review, rewrite, believe = achieve.