Why Set Goals?

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The research is clear: People who set goals are more successful.

Business owners make more profit, professors get tenure faster, employees get larger raises, even students learn up to 250% faster when goals are set for them far, far more than if they are merely told to 'do their best.'

We are humans and we can think in future terms. Animals don't set goals, because they can't. We can certainly choose to not set goals, but then we would be wasting a true gift given only to us humans.

If you ever dream about a better future and want to achieve success, here are some great reasons why you want to set goals.

The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.— Bill Copeland

Live by design and on purpose

We can live our life either by design, or by chance. As famous success philosopher Jim Rohn put it, "If you don't design your own life, chances are you'll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they planned for you? Not much." People living with no goals rarely have any purposes. Without purposes, what’s the point of living?

Gain focus and live life to the fullest

No matter how long you live, you only have limited time in this world. By setting goals and deciding what’s important and what isn’t, you can focus your life on truly valuable things. You will make the most out of your time and have the best chance at living a full life.

A key trait of all successful people

Strong goal setting and action-taking skills are some of the key secrets shared among all high achievers, such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, J.K. Rowling and many others. Not everyone will be successful by just setting a goal, but without goals, no one can achieve great success in anything.

If you don’t believe in setting goals, then you probably have done it in the wrong way. Here are a few common mistakes people tend to make in goal setting and how by avoiding these mistakes you will realize the true power of goal setting in making dramatic changes in your life.

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If you don't design your life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. - Jim Rohn

What Most People Do Wrong With Goals

  1. Set the wrong goals – We fail more in setting the wrong goals than reaching the right ones. Many of our goals are un-SMART, meaning they are not specific, not measurable, unachievable, unrealistic or not time-bound. Our goals may not be compelling enough, un-motivating or too beyond our control. It’s not goal setting that we should give up on, but rather the wrong ways we set goals.
  2. Poor planning, vague and non-actionable or no plans at all – Setting a goal isn’t very hard, but what’s hard is coming up with plans that work. Oftentimes we adopt plans that might work for others but not necessarily for us. Because everyone is different so we need to create plans that suit us and reach goals in our way.
  3. Lack of follow-up and can’t stick – Most of our failings can be attributed to a lack of consistent and persistent action taken for as long as it is required. The bigger the goal, the higher the demand will be for consistency and perseverance. We often underestimate the obstacles and efforts required, but overestimate our willpower and motivation to follow through.
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It's not easy to avoid making these mistakes, but that doesn’t mean there is nothing we can do to increase our chances. Every mistake or failure has a hidden solution and once we recover and apply it, we will be able to achieve any goal we want.

Next you will learn the seven scientifically researched and proven strategies that you can use to not only avoid making the most common mistakes in achieving goals, but also discover new ways and build your power to realize your dreams.

7 Scientifically Proven Strategies for Achieving Goals


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1. Write it down

According to a study done by Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychology professor at Dominican University in California, you are 42% more likely to achieve your goals just by writing them down. Or interpret it this way: if you set two goals that you often failed in the past, start writing them down this time. With everything else being equal, the same amount of effort, motivation, discipline, etc., you will most likely achieve at least one of the two. To make it work even better, write it down repeatedly.


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2. Create a concrete plan

A study in the British Journal of Health Psychology found that 91% of people who planned their intention to exercise by writing down when and where they would exercise each week ended up following through, while only 35% achieved the same result relying on just motivation. Many similar studies have come to the same conclusion: if we clearly state when and where we are going to take the action, we are much more likely to stick to our goal.


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3. Track your time and action

According to a study published in Harvard Business Review, the most significant factor that influences our motivation to reach goals is a sense of seeing progress. If you look back on any accomplished goal, except for external factors, your achievement is simply the sum of the total time you spent and the action you took toward reaching that goal. Track your time and your action would be the same as tracking your progress, even though you may not feel you are making real progress. This simple shift in mindset will help you stick to the process and persevere until your goal is accomplished.


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4. Hold yourself accountable

In Dr. Gail Matthews’ study, people who have a supportive partner to report progress and hold them accountable score the highest on the overall goal achievement chart. No matter what goals you want to achieve, having an accountability partner or joining in an accountability group or program can help you accelerate your performance, keep you engaged and responsible for your actions, and provide you with valuable feedback and constructive advice.


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5. Build habits

Citing many scientific studies, the popular book The Power of Habits teaches us how habits form our behavior and achieve success both in life and business. When we turn our goals into habits, we put our accomplishment on autopilot. Once the habits are firmly established, we don’t have to focus on them much. Whatever goal has transformed into habits will simply achieve itself on its own. How wonderful is that!

You are more likely to achieve worthwhile goals if you have good habits. Illustrating this, a 2007 study suggested that we're not motivated by goals alone. Once we've decided upon a goal, we're more motivated – on a day-by-day basis – by the habits that we have set up to reach it, than by the goal itself.

We're also motivated by reflecting on our progress towards our goals. A 2010 study reinforced this: here, researchers monitored people who were trying to form better eating habits. They found that those who were encouraged to reflect on how they were doing, and who adjusted their habits accordingly, were ultimately more successful.


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6. Keep a goal journal

A study published in the journal Psychological Science showed that women who wrote about their values in a journal every night lost on average 3.4 pounds in four months while women who didn’t journal gained weight. Keeping a journal for your goals not only helps you reach them, but also provides many benefits such as reducing stress, solving problems, gaining insights and even increasing memory and happiness.


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7. Visualize both outcome and process

According to research in brain patterns, visualization helps with your goal attainment. It works because neurons in your brains interpret imagery as equivalent to a real-life action, and then primes your body to act in a way consistent with what you want to achieve. By imagining the detailed mental picture of your desired outcome, and visualizing each of the action steps necessary to reach that outcome, your brain will help you make a positive and behavioral change that is needed to accomplish your goals.

Wouldn't it be great if there is a system that integrates all of these proven goal strategies in a holistic approach you can use to achieve your goals?

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How GoalsOnTrack Helps You Apply the 7 Goal Strategies

1. Create SMART Goals

GoalsOnTrack is designed to guide you to write down your goals in a SMART way so that you'll much more likely succeed in reaching them. Simply follow the goal creation form instructions to ensure your goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely.

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2. Chunk it Down

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is to create a concrete action plan by breaking down your long-term, complex, and overwhelming goals into small and manageable chunks. Use the software’s sub-goal feature to chunk it down and stop procrastination.

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3. See Instant Progress

Seeing immediate progress on whatever you do is the most powerful source of motivation. That's why certain games are so addictive. Real-time progress tracking feature allows you to view instant progress on your goals whenever you complete a task. You will be able to easily track your time and the action completed for your goal.

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4. Use Goal Templates

Not sure where to start on your next big goal? Adopt the built-in goal templates with a detailed action plan of sub-goals and tasks and even habits to help you jump-start your own goal. Create goals from ready-made templates that automatically generate your action plan. Or save your own goal as a template to reuse later.

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5. Vision Board Tool

Visualization works because it taps into the huge power of the subconscious mind to make your goals happen. Make the vision board tool a part of your daily routine to visualize both your goal target outcome and the concrete steps you need to take to get there.

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6. Habits Tracker

Nothing can help you reach goals quicker than the right set of great habits. Start a new habit today with this habits builder and put your success on autopilot. Tracking your habits now is as simple as placing checkmarks on the habit calendar tool. The software remembers when and how many check-marks you placed, and automatically predicts your habit strength.

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7. Goal Journal

Use the goal journal tool to write down what you did for your goals, how you did it, and the lessons learned. Not only will you have a written record of your success journey, but you will also gain valuable insights and increase your personal growth.

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