Why Goal Setting Works And New Year Resolutions Fail


Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.

Tony Robbins

Goal setting is the secret to unlocking your success in life.

But the majority of adults do not set goals.

What most people do is that they set New Year resolutions.


When you look at a number of people who actually achieve their New Year resolutions…

you’ll be shocked to know that less than 8 person out of a 100 person who make New Year resolutions achieve them


A study on published in the journal of psychology by the university of Scranton concluded that: …

people who explicitly make new year resolutions are ten times more likely to achieve their goals that those who don’t explicitly make resolutions


The moral of this study is that it how you make and go about achieving New Year resolutions


What many people don’t know is that a New Year resolution wish.

But in order to give energy and life to your wish…you must make them concrete not abstract


Why? Your mind is an engine of creative problem solving that works with visual images.


We think in images. For example, if I said something like ” don’t go out to the street because their danger. Do you think you’ll get it?


Now assuming I said, “ doesn’t go out to the streets because there is stray lion that has killed two persons on the street.”   Would you still go out? Got it


In order to move from wishing and hoping to achieve your dreams, you must set goals


The reason goal setting works is that it is an active process

In goal setting, you do what I call Be-do- have

The first step is you visualize what you want to accomplish.This step is the dreaming part of achieving a goal. 


The act of visualizing your goals is passive and only gains life when you take action to crystalize your vision into something tangible


Most people stop at dreaming about what they want. They never act on bringing their dreams to come true.

The best way to make any dream you want fulfill come true is by goal setting.

You see the reason 92 percent of adults in America who make New Year resolution fail is because they fail to take definite steps to achieve what they wish for at the beginning of the year

What separates goal setting from New Year resolution is that goal setting you make a wish and  set a deadline to achieve your wish


That is why goal setting has power and works.


Let me explain how the very act of taking action helps to make goal setting powerful


The first thing in goal setting is that you write down a list of thing you want to achieve

This step is very powerful because there is a connection between writing down a task and your brain

You see writing down your goals is like placing ” an order” on the universe about what you want.  

In addition, you create a pathway in you subconscious mind that allows it to start working automatically on your goals


When you set goals, you align your values with what you want to achieve.

Studies have shown that in order for a person to change…it must come from within the person


When you set goals, you are creating a plan to achieve something that truly reflects who you are on the inside


The next reason goal setting works is that once a goal can be seen (visualized).   The more you can visualize your goals and rewrite them…the higher your chances of achieving them


The other reason I think goal setting works is that your subconscious mind homes on achieving your goals

Why? I believe that because you have communicated to your subconscious mind that your dreams are important…your subconscious mind works relentlessly to bring them alive


Earl Nightingale bestselling author of the motivational classic The Strangest Secrets said the secret to failure lies in the way you think


When you set goals, you align your thinking towards your values. The result is that because you are clear about what you want, you’ll surely have them


The bottom line about why goal setting work is that goals are dreams with a deadline. When you set goal, you move from wishing and hoping that your dreams come true…to reaching them and living them







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