“In 1979 interviewers asked the Harvard MBA program how many of them set goals. They found that 84% of the program set no goals at all. 13% of them set goals but they weren’t committed on paper. And only 3% set goals that were committed on paper and had plans to accomplish them.
Ten years after they interviewed the same individuals again. The results were absolutely staggering. They found out that those 13 % who set some goals but hadn’t had them on paper were making twice as much as the 84%. And even more staggering was the fact that 3% who had committed goals written on paper had actually been making more money than the 97% put together. ” – Jay Shetty
The common mistake that we make is that we overestimate what we can do in one year and underestimate what we can do in 10 years.
Think and grow rich book shows us an example of how we should set a goal and what questions to ask ourselves.
- The exact amount of money I desire
- Determine exactly what I intend to give in return
- Establish a definite date for opposes the money
- Create a definite plan for carrying my desire
- Write a clear statement
Here is an example:
I Bruce Lee will be the first, highest paid oriental superstar in the US. In return, I will give the most exciting performance and render the best quality in the capacity of an actor. Starting 1970 I will achieve world fame and from then onward till the end 1980, I will have in my possession £10,000,000. I will live the way I please and achieve an inner harmony and happiness.
Sighed Bruce Lee,