New Years resolutions or are they goals? Frankly, I’ve never made resolutions, I always felt that they were for people that couldn’t commit.
Here’s a link to a Harvard Study on goals. This one was done in 1977. The original goal setting pager was done at Yale in 1953. Simply put, people that set goals (and write them down) typically make many more times in income than those that don’t.
It’s always been true that those of us that live our lives intentionally vs. whatever life gives, have always done more, had more and more typically enjoyed more than others.
I used to feel this was a condemnation of those that don’t set goals. As I’ve gained experience I’ve come to realize that there are a lot of people that don’t set goals, don’t live seemingly intentional lives and are totally successful by anyone’s standards.
I’ve also come to realize that there are people that just can’t live their lives focused, focused, focused . . .
Personally, I’m a goal setter, that does not say that I don’t have respect for others that don’t set goals. There are so many ways to get to where you want to go.