create your own) Goal Setters are Winners
The holiday season brings with it many stressors and (hopefully) many more joys. Whether you run a busy family or a growing company, this time of year is a great time to think about goals that fell out of focus over the past few months and gently move things back on track.
Maybe you are a faithful goal-setter who finds the process rewarding and productive. Chances are, if you’ve experienced any success in life (personal or professional) it was the result of setting and working toward goals.
Setting goals puts you in the minority of people and the majority of winners
Results of surveys conducted by StatisticBrain.com show that only 45% of Americans regularly set goals as New Year’s Resolutions. However, people who purposefully and mindfully create these goals for themselves are 10 times more likely to attain them than people who do not participate in the goal-setting process.
- 8% of people who make New Year’s Resolutions are successful
- 49% of people who make New Year’s Resolutions have infrequent success
- 24% of people who make New Year’s Resolutions fail every year
So if you’ve failed in the past, it’s important to understand that you are not alone. If your New Year’s Resolutions fell apart during 2016, revisit them to find out if they are still worthy of your time and attention. If so, now is a great time to resolve to dedicate some time and energy toward achieving those goals in 2017.
Remember, if you are setting goals, you are in good company. People who spend time creating a vision for their future are much more likely to experience success than people who haven’t made controlling their destiny a habit.
What goals will you create for 2017?