Respondents were asked if they were willing to share their own personal goal, 60% did so and these break down into four main focuses: Career, Lifestyle, Money or Ability. We also asked how satisfied respondents were with their achievement. The first three are \'Outcome\' goals _ that is, they specify a particular tangible outcome. Ability focus is a \'Performance\' goal _ such goals focus on an ability or capability of the individual. For those with a Lifestyle goal focus, average wealth is 95ꯠ and \'satisfied\' with their achievement. A Career focus, average wealth is just over 100ꯠ and \'somewhat satisfied\' A Money focus, average wealth is 162귔 and \'satisfied\' and lastly, An \'Ability\' focus, average wealth is 780ꯠ and \'very satisfied\'! Go on, have a guess on the statistical conclusion... yep; those who left formal education in the 90\'s focus more on \'Ability\', 80\'s focus on career and lifestyle, whilst the 70\'s predominantly Money. Surely a reflection of the environment of the time.
A goal is distinctively different from a dream or a wish. It is clear, specific and written down. It has measurable outcomes to indicate with no uncertainty when the goal is achieved. The Fear of Failure People have an inherit fear of failure. They therefore don\'t set goals simply because they are afraid of failing or not achieving the set goal. No one enjoys failing. It is painful often on many levels and depending on the area of failure, can cause different levels of distress in a person. Failure is unfortunately not something that cannot be avoided altogether. The way one responds to failure can however be controlled. Failure must be seen as building blocks for a successful life and every failure moves you one step closer to living this successful life.