Forget New Year’s resolutions and set goals instead to gain control over your time to achieve what is most important to you! Remember that lack of focus and lack of planning are not emergencies. Keep in mind that commitment to a written goal can be strengthened if you ask someone to hold you accountable to the goal.

Goals that are written down get accomplished. Goals that have accountability get accomplished. The effect of written goals has been supported by research. Those who write their goals accomplish significantly more than those who do not write their goals. In a research study at the Dominican University in California, Gail Matthews found that you become 42% more likely to achieve your goals and dreams, simply by writing them down. The likelihood that you’ll transform your desires into reality goes up even further if you share your written goals with someone that believes in your ability to succeed.

Have a happy new year!

Dr. Carol-Anne Minski

President, CMA Leadership Consultants

Author of the books:

FOCUS! Get What You Want Out of Life

FOCUS! Planning Journal

The FOCUS Planning Journal is designed to bring goal-setting to another level by establishing the habit of setting goals in writing and getting priorities on the calendar. The FOCUS Planning Journal may be used as a standalone or in combination with your electronic calendar.