Goals and personal wealth _ Of those that had written their goal, their average personal wealth is GBP115000, whereas those who had not written their goal down, their average personal wealth was GBP295000. That\'s more than two and a half times as much! Completely contrary to the supposed Yale Study. We asked respondents when they left formal education and analyzed this against their estimated personal wealth. Those leaving formal education in the 1970\'s have an average wealth of GBP475000, 80\'s GBP195000 and 90\'s... GBP325000! It seems reasonable that those who have been in the workforce longer would have greater personal wealth and so it is... almost. The anomaly appears to be those who left formal education during the 80\'s. Those leaving in the 70\'s have generated on average 13귔 each year since leaving. 80\'s grads a miserly 7꼀 and those bright young things from the 90\'s, a whopping 21길!
Relevant and Realistic _ Are you being honest with yourself? Is it realistic to learn the piano to concert pianist level? Is it realistic to target yourself to rune a mufti_million pound corporation? Do you have the right personality; can you manage the pressure and worry when things are not quite going to plan? This is the essence of realistic. Set performance goals, not outcome goals: You should take care to set goals over which you have as much control as possible. There is nothing more dispiriting than failing to achieve a personal goal for reasons beyond your control. If you base your goals on personal performance, then you can keep control over the achievement of your goals and draw satisfaction from them. It is important to set goals that you can achieve. All sorts of people (trainers, parents, media, and society) can set unrealistic goals for you. They will often do this in ignorance of your own desires and ambitions. Alternatively you may set goals that are too high, because you may not appreciate either the obstacles in the way, or understand quite how much skill you need to develop to achieve a particular level of performance.