Why do only about 3% - 5% of the population write down or create pictures of their goals?


It's scaringly simple.

About 35% - 37% will say things like:

  • 'I don't have time'
  • 'I don't know how'
  • 'I've got a pretty good idea of what I want but it's just in my head'
  • 'My work goals are set by the boss. Not sure what I want in my personal life'
  • 'I might fail to reach it'
  • 'What if I succeed? Can I cope with the changes that will bring?'

      And - more than 60% will say: 'I don't really know what I want to set goals on.'

     They say things like:

  • The project seems too big
  • It feels as though it will take too long
  • I want to be sure I'm recording what I really want and I've been too busy to give it a lot of thought
  • ...... and more of the same.

     Funny thing is, without exception, the tiny minority of people who do regularly write down their goals agree that the power in the goal-setting process is getting those bright ideas out of their heads and out in some way - in words or pictures.  Every time we read a story about a sports star or a top achiever in any field of endeavour, they talk about their clear, well-thought-out and specific goals.  Can you think of any exceptions?

Robyn Pearce

Helping You Find More Time.

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Robyn Pearce is a researcher, author, international speaker, business woman and time management specialist. She is also a Past President of The National Sperakers' Association of NZ and immediate Past President of IFFPS - the international body for professional speakers based in the USA.

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