Then 4-5 weeks later, the researchers asked them if they completed their goals, or were more than halfway towards their goal.
Below is a summary of the group’s approach to goal setting, and the percentage who were successful, on the two extremes.
Group 1 — 43%
Think about their goals.
Rate them as follows: “Difficulty, Importance, the extent to which they had the Skills & Resources to accomplish the goal, their Commitment and Motivation to the goal, whether or not they had Pursued this goal before and if so their Prior Success.”
Write down their goals.
Same rating as Group 1.
Write down action commitments towards their goals.
Same rating as Group 1 and 2.
Group 4 — 62%
Send their goals to a friend.
Same rating as Group 1, 2, and 3.
Group 5 — 76%
Send weekly progress reports to that same friend.
Same rating as Group 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Alright, Entrepreneurs for Impact, it’s time for us to…
Get out that journal, or better yet Microsoft Excel, or even better, Google Sheets.
Write down our goals.
Write down some action items for each.
Send them to a friend.
And send that friend regular (weekly) progress reports.