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I’m Living Proof… it works!
I’ve heard it said a hundred times and I also teach it. “Write down your goals and you’ll have better chances of hitting them”. A few years back we were looking through a drawer of our home office desk and found a sheet of note book paper folded in a drawer titled “Greg’s Personal Goals—April 2008”. As I glanced over the list I made over 3 years ago, everything I’ve learned and taught was confirmed.
A whopping 99% of the goals I set were accomplished. When we set goals and then write them down, we tell our brain to get to work on figuring out how to make it happen. I recall the famous words of Napoleon Hill, “What the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.”
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 people who don’t.
- 80% of Americans say they don’t have goals.
- 16% do have goals but don’t write them down.
- Less than 4% write down their goals and less than 1% review them on an ongoing basis.
Which one are you?
Now I’m not saying that we can just write them down, get lazy and expect that all our goals will be achieved. I am saying that if you’ll write down your goals, both personally and business, your accomplishments may surprise you.Carry On! Sincerely, Greg McAfee HVAC Business Consultant