On more than one occasion I have been asked, “You are always talking about setting goals and writing down your goals…What is the point?” I used to be surprised by this question but I have been asked so often, I now come to expect it.
The answer is, of course, that people who write down their goals, develop a plan of action and actually work the plan experience amazing results.
You may ask, “What are these ‘amazing results’ of going through a goals program?” David G. Jensen, Chief Administrative Officer at the Crump Institute of Biological Imaging for the UCLA School of Medicine, did a study and found that those people who set goals and develop a plan of action to reach those goals:
- Earn an average of $4,000 more per month
- Are more enthusiastic
- Are more satisfied with life and work
- Have happier marriages
- Have better health and
- Better performance
Are those good enough results for you? Is that enough to get you motivated? Regardless of who you are, I would be willing to say there is at least one of those six benefits you would like to experience in your life. As for me, I would like to have all six!
Through additional research, David Rock and Linda J. Page explain in their book, Coaching With The Brain In Mind, that people who set goals also “exhibit increased self-confidence… and suffer less stress and anxiety” (p. 146). The truth is that setting and achieving goals is a healthy way to live. When done correctly it reduces stress and makes us healthier, happier people.
What is your goal for today? This week? This month? This year? If you want to have less stress and more happiness, start simple. Write down one goal. If you message me that goal – you’re more likely to reach it.
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2. Then message me your goal below.
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