Not surprisingly, as we develop goals and plan for 2017, we are reading about goal setting. In 5: Where Will You Be 5 Years From Now?, Dan Zadra has blown us away with research on goal setting. He writes:
“A goal is a dream set to paper. Don’t just think it–ink it. According to Dave Kohl, professor emeritus at Virginia Tech., people who regularly write down their goals earn nine times as much over their lifetimes as the people who don’t, and yet 80% of Americans say they don’t have goals. Sixteen percent do have goals, but they don’t write them down. Less than four percent write down their goals, and fewer than one percent actually review them on an ongoing basis.”
This year, as Kim described in her “Thinking in the New Year” note, we are taking measures to be in that 1%! We appreciate any advice from you goal-writer-downers out there!