How to Set Your Goals--and Reach Them
July 30, 2003
you identify and set your goals, writing effective goal statements
can help you to actually achieve them. The way that your word
your goal statement is extremely important, and small changes
can drastically affect the goal's outcome.
For instance, simply writing down your goal will make it
80 percent more likely to come true. Other factors are also
important in writing effective goals, such as phrasing your
goal in the present tense, making a positive, realistic statement,
and making it concise and precise. Wording your goal correctly
can impact whether or not you actually achieve it.