I read about this study in many books and it is an inspiring story. We all know people that from early age they decide to be goal setting minded and it proves to succeed later in life.
Study about goals at Harvard MBA program, 1979.
From the book What they don’t teach you at Harvard Business School
by Mark McCormack:In the book What They Don’t Teach You in the Harvard Business School, Mark McCormack tells a study conducted on students in the 1979 Harvard MBA program. In that year, the students were asked, “Have you set clear, written goals for your future and made plans to accomplish them?”
Only three percent of the graduates had written goals and plans; 13 percent had goals, but they were not in writing; and a whopping 84 percent had no specific goals at all.
Ten years later, the members of the class were interviewed again, and the findings, while somewhat predictable, were nonetheless astonishing. The 13 percent of the class who had goals were earning, on average, twice as much as the 84 percent who had no goals at all. And what about the three percent who had clear, written goals? They were earning, on average, ten times as much as the other 97 percent put together.
Give it a try! In THE CARD THAT KEEPS YOU ON TRACK, think what are your goals, print it, write it and keep it.