It’s hard to believe, but we’re in the final few weeks of 2021. Just three more weeks and we’ll be ushering in the new year! And with it, resolutions for better work and eating habits, lifestyle changes, and plans for success.
Do you make resolutions or set goals for yourself at the beginning of each new year? And if so, are you on track to accomplish some or all of the things you set out to at the beginning of 2021?
Setting goals for yourself is a huge first step to making the changes you want in your life. But did you know that there is now scientific proof that doing just one thing gives you a 42% chance of achieving your goals?
Let’s talk about how much 42% more really is. It’s a considerable amount if you’re talking about food you’d like to eat, square feet of your home or the horsepower in your car. Imagine buying five pounds of potatoes and getting 42% more for free! That’s a lot of potatoes! Consider driving 100 miles per hour on the highway and then adding 42 mph to it. Yikes! We don’t recommend doing that!
So, what makes you 42% more likely to achieve your goals? Writing them down!
Yes, it’s as simple as that. Dr. Gail Matthews, a professor at Dominican University of California, set out to study what was at that time, an urban legend. In her study of 270 people, those who wrote down their goals were 42% more likely to achieve those goals
Dr. Matthews also found that accountability (sending weekly updates to a friend) and commitment (sending commitments to a friend) had a positive impact on goal achievement.
It’s because of this study and our love for making task lists to improve our own productivity that we have created a series of books to help you keep track of your goals:
- Dream Big. Set Goals. Take Action. A Success Journal (available in black and white and full-colour).
Inside these 198-page books, you’ll find quotes from some of the greats, and the perfect spot to create your master plan, set goals and devise an action plan to accomplish them. Each 6×9” paperback is available to order on Amazon. They’re the perfect gift for someone who wants to maintain their focus on achieving their goals.
We love the feeling we get from achieving goals, big and small! We want you to enjoy that feeling, too! And, perhaps 42% more than you would have without writing them down!