A famous study at Yale University polled graduating seniors in a class in the ‘50s. The students were asked what their specific and written goals for their careers and finances were. Unfortunately, only 3% of the graduating class had specific and written goals.
20 years later, the class was studied again. The 3% that had specific goals at graduation had amassed more wealth in the 20 years than the other 97% combined! Goals make that type of difference.
What’s stopping you from writing specific goals? Goals will make all the difference in your life! Turn your dreams and aspirations into specific, measurable, and written goals. You will achieve more.
Make sure to set goals and time lines for all the areas of your life, physical, mental, personal, spiritual, social, family, financial, and career. Dan Miller from 48 Days has a great worksheet on goal setting. Check it out here.
When it comes to preparing for college, goal setting is extremely important. Having a clear, concise plan is essential to success, and this is a skill that will serve students well throughout life. Public and private schools have a plan for their students, unfortunately, most often it is the opposite of the plan that we would prefer for them. Nothing wrong with creative, unstructured learning, sometimes this can be the best kind. But in order to accomplish goals and objectives, there must be a method to the madness, some type of order and structure that will facilitate the best learning environment.
Proper planning prevents poor performance. Begin to map out where you want your student to be during 12th grade and work backwards. Through this simple process, it makes the end goal much more realistic and plausible.