The Mythology Of Goal Setting And The Truth Of Goal Setting


Learn more about setting goals with these books:

Goals!: How to Get Everything You Want — Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible:

S.M.A.R.T. Goals Made Simple: 10 Steps to Master Your Personal and Career Goals:

If your favorite self-help or business success speaker is telling you about a Harvard study where 5% of the graduates who wrote their goals down were successful or a Yale study from 1953 where 3% wrote their goals down and were successful, then you are being sold a lie. Neither study ever happened and are simply goal-setting mythology. With that being said, is there any truth to the importance of setting goals and writing them down? Yes, there is a study that confirms this from Dominican University of California. The study results can be found here:

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