“Write your goals down”

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26th Feb 2024

In 1963, some behavioral scientists performed an experiment with the graduating class of Harvard Business School.

They asked the students if they had written down goals for themselves.

Some had thought about their future life goals, but

a mere 3 percent of the class had actually written down goals.

Well, twenty-five years later, the scientists again got in touch with the class of ’63 to find out how they had done in their careers and in their lives.

And guess what?

They found that the net worth of the 3 per cent of the class that had written down goals was MORE than the net worth of the rest of that batch.

Not just that; the 3 per cent written-down-goalwallahs seemed to be happier, doing what they wanted and leading a far more fulfilling lives.

Incredible bit of finding isn’t it, But, I believe, it’s true.

Studies have revealed that when you write down your goals, the motivation to achieve them increases substantially. Subconsciously, you would feel committed to the objectives you’ve written down and as such, take the necessary steps to achieve them.

Writing down your goals is just like giving yourself a subconscious command. Consequently, each time you get distracted, your brain will subtly remind you of your goals and aspirations.

And it could be true for all of us.

What are your goals?

What do you want to achieve?

What do you want to be, have, do? In life, At work, In relationships, whatever it be, write it down and commit yourself to action.

Commit yourself to doing what it takes to achieve your goals.

Take action. Make sure that everything you do is taking you closer to your goals.

And finally, take a step today. However small it may be, but take that first step today.

If you want to lose weight, walk that 45 Minutes’ walk—today!

If you want to be the best salesperson, make that extra sales call today & you’ll see the difference.

As the Nike guys would say, ‘Just do it.’

It takes just three steps.

Step one: Write down your goals.

Step two: Make a commitment to action, to doing what it takes.

Step three: Take the first step, today!

In our Financial Services business, we don’t start the investment journey of our client, without having his financial goals in place, be it retirement, children’s education, buying a house, travel plans etc etc.

We have found having the goals in place & mapping the investments with the goals increases the commitment of the investors to stay the course & achieve the goal.

Come on, make a beginning. You owe it to yourself and you have nothing to lose.

Take the first step today, write down your goals & stay blessed forever.