Many people set goals and New Year's resolutions, but very few actually stick to them;
60% of people abandon their resolutions within six months;
25% of people abandon them within just 7 days,
and only 8% actually accomplish their goals.
So is there a better way to stick to your goals? Of course! One way to stick to your resolutions is to write them down.
”Only 3% of adults have WRITTEN personal goals, and everyone else works for them.” - Brian Tracy
Did you know that you are 42 percent more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down?
Psychology professor Dr. Gail Matthews at Dominican University in California did a study on goal achievement with 267 participants and concluded just that.
Writing our goals down not only helps us get clear on what exactly it is that we want to accomplish, but in doing so, we are able to assimilate the information more efficiently, visualize the outcomes better, and our goals literally encode in our brains. They "imprint," and we are more willing to act on them. Almost like a map of every highway you need to take to get there.
In writing our goals down, we, in effect, give ourselves permission to pursue them and express your commitment. By putting pen to paper and structuring a plan, we are able to visualize them becoming a reality.
It's no wonder why all millionaires share this one common trait. It gets them the results they're looking for! And they always act NOW. Never later.
Start TODAY. Writing your goals down might be one of the most important steps you take to accomplish anything you want in life. Don't let another year, month, week, or even day go by without working toward achieving your biggest goals.