Properly set goals aid success

January 15th, 2009 by Admin

by Christopher Gergen and Gregg Vanourek

Now that we’re into 2009, it’s a good time to assess how we’re doing on all those New Year’s resolutions. So, how are they coming?

That bad, eh? Just like last year — and the year before? According to a 2002 study, 75 percent of resolutions are maintained past the first week, but the stick-to-it rate drops to 46 percent after six months. Why do so many of us struggle with this?

Most people assume the problem is willpower. What most people miss is the process of setting effective goals.

Read the rest of this Washington Times blog here.

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  1. Shawn Says:

    Hi. I think it’s important not only to set goals but to set realistic ones. Pace yourself. Don’t expect too much or bite off more than you can chew. Choose goals you know you can accomplish and perhaps just a few beyond your reach, but be realistic about the results.

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