Writing Down Your Goals/Visions

A goal setting study sponsored by the Ford Foundation found the following interesting statistics:

23% of the populations has no idea what they want from life and as a result they float around aimlessly.

67% of the population has a general idea of what they want but they don’t have any plans for how to get it.

Only 10% of the population has specific well-defined goals but even then, 7 out of 10 of those people reach their goals only half (50%) of the time.

The top 3% of the people in the study achieved their goals 89% of the time.

What made the difference for the top 3% who achieved their goals 89% of the time?

They found that of all the possible variables … the only difference between the top performers and the rest was that the top 3% wrote down their goals.

This may come as a surprise.   What is it about writing down our goals/visions?

I am interested to hear your thought.  Would you set your goals and write them down too?

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