In Mark McCormak’s book, “What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School,” Mark made a pretty cool discovery about the 1979 graduating MBA class. Of the whole class, 3% had written goals & only 13% had thought of some goals and the remaining 84% were just amazed to have completed the course.
Move forward ten years….the group who had non-written goals were making DOUBLE, and the group who had written goals were making TEN TIMES what the other 97% were making on average.
If the top 3% were able to make TEN TIMES the amount as everyone else just by writing out their goals, why aren’t you doing it?
These goals could be New Year’s Resolutions or just “goals” that you write down and want to achieve during the year. I mean, everyone has a NY’s resolution (some are more blase), but who keeps them? Not many… Did you make any back at the beginning of the year? Was it to get in better shape, to be a better golfer, to give more to charity, to be the best parent or spouse or partner that you could be, to wake up earlier, stay up later, laugh more, share more, live more? How long did those resolutions last? Are any of you still striving to those goals now we are in October????
THE MOST IMPORTANT resolution you can set and keep right now is to create a PLAN for yourself & your business. This plan could be a one-page, jot out your plan of attack as ‘dot points’, but make sure they are detailed enough that you can actually make progress against them on a daily/weekly/fortnightly/monthly basis. Having daily goals can help you see the plan is less daunting!
How will you start your 2019 year? Will you take ACTION on your plans and see them through in a better way than this year?
Having someone like us, a business mentor/coach, can help you to strive towards these goals AND achieve them – we will keep you on track! We keep all of our clients accountable! Do you need someone to guide you during 2019?
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