2015 is going so fast, already we are heading into April! It feels like it was New Years only two weeks ago. Those resolutions you made, have they slipped by the by?
I don’t do new years resolutions but I do like to have goals to achieve in life.
Taking charge of your life and setting your path means you achieve meaningful important things.
In 1979, interviewers asked new graduates from the Harvard’s MBA Program and found that :
- 84% had no specific goals at all
- 13% had goals but they were not committed to paper
- 3% had clear, written goals and plans to accomplish them
In 1989, the interviewers again interviewed the graduates of that class. You can guess the results:
- 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.
- Even more staggering – the three percent who had clear, written goals were earning, on average, ten times as much as the other 97 percent put together.
These are just financial results but setting goals applies to all aspects of life.
With this being my final year of university, I have been writing goals down that I would like to accomplish, both short and long term goals. All in order to help me know where to go after I graduate.
Here is a 4 step plan to get to achieving those goals:
- Decide that YOU are responsible for your life and future. Do not wait for things to happen, the time is now.
- Write out or consult your dream/bucket list. This is a list of amazing and significant things that you want to do in your life before your die.
- Pick out a handful of important things and write them down as specifically as possible. These are your “goals”. Put these on your wall and share these with your friends and family so they can keep you accountable and keep inspiring you
- Every day just do one small thing to get you closer to achieving one of these goals. This may be as simple as making a phone call, checking an internet site, setting up a lunch with a friend, reading a book or booking a trip.
Before your know it, you will have achieved your goals.
I hope this resonated with you in getting your goals and resolutions back on track.