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The Power Of Goals

Apr 5, 2008
In the year 1952, at Yale University, researchers decided to do a survey on the graduating batch of students .They asked these batch of students this question, "How many of you have got your goals written down?"

In other words, "How many of you have actually designed your life in the next five, ten to fifteen years?" And out of all these students from Yale which is supposed to be an Ivy League school in the United States, only three percent of the students had their goals written down, they knew exactly what they wanted to do.

However the ninety-seven percent students had literally no goals. They had no idea what they were going to do five years, ten years down the road. They did not know how much they were going to earn and they did not know what lay ahead of them.

The scenario was totally different for the 3 percent of students who had their goals and written down.This three percent of students had the attitude of 'We design our life and we begin to manifest it in our reality'.

This is unlike the ninety-seven percent of the students who had the attitude, 'You know what ever will be will be, let us just make a living and we will see how'.

Twenty years later, there was a follow up research on the same batch of students who had been asked this question.

Here's what they found.

They found out that the three percent of the students who had set their goals, their combined income was three times greater than the combined income of ninety-seven percent of that people combined!

Now, this research and example clearly shows the process or the power of goal setting; getting clear on what you want in life. It is the same for anyone whom you see is a great success in their life. Here are some examples.

Tiger Woods, arguably the world's best golfer, decided that he wanted to be the number one golfer in the world at the age of 8.

Steven Spielberg, one of the world's most well known directors in the movie making industry, he was very clear about being in a movie business at the tender age of 12

The above examples show that everyone you who succeeds at a significant level has done it because they began to decide on what it is they want.

So that is the first thing you go to do. Get clear about what you want in life.Start setting your goals today.
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Adam Khoo is an entrepreneur, best-selling author and a self-made millionaire by the age of 26. Discover his million dollar secrets and claim your FREE bonus report 'Ultimate Success Formula' at Patterns Of Excellence.
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