Did you ever hear someone say that if you write down your goals, you're way more likely to make them happen?
Some people say it's a fact from a big study at Harvard or Yale, but guess what?
That's not actually true.
It's just a story people tell to make goal-setting sound cool.
But don't get me wrong, writing down what you want to achieve is still super important. Getting better at things, like being healthier or learning new stuff, takes time, hard work, and you've gotta keep at it. It's about the journey, not just the finish line.
Dr. Gail Matthews, a really smart professor, did some real research on this. She found out three awesome steps to make your goals come true:
- Write them down: People who wrote their goals were more likely to achieve them.
- Make a clear plan: Breaking your big goal into smaller, doable steps helps a lot.
- Tell a friend: Sharing your goals with someone and updating them often helps to.
People who did these things were 33% more likely to hit their goals!
In the Peak Potential Planner, we take Dr. Matthews' ideas even further. We add a super important fourth step:
- Finding out why your goal matters to you: Knowing why helps you stay motivated.
Our planner helps you break down your big, exciting goal (we call it a "BHAG" - Big Hairy Audacious Goal) into smaller parts that you can do in 28 days. This makes your big dream feel more possible and really close to your heart.
We also say it's important to share your goals with others, like in our community forum. When you tell others, it really boosts your chances to make it happen.
Goal-setting isn't just about dreaming big or writing stuff down. It's about making a plan, knowing why you want it, and getting help and support from others.
Next time, we're going to talk about a sneaky thing that can stop you from reaching your goals. It's called: The Silent Saboteur of Success.
Can't wait to share more!