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. The great thing about focusing on what you are \'able\' to do will help the goal_setting process be more effective. Following Locke and Latham\'s findings that ability to achieve the goal moderates performance _ too difficult and uncommitted individuals do not perform, whereas, stretching yet within my potential ability aids commitment to goal attainment.
So what\'s going on? It may have something to do with SMART goals. SMART goals and personal wealth _ Those who set Specific Measurable only goals average a low 25ꯠ. Add Time_bound to specific and measurable and this goes up to 50ꯠ. Just Attainable and Realistic goals _ now this is averaging 150ꯠ. Specific, Measurable, realistic and time_bound and we rise rapidly to 475ꯠ. Go the whole hog, Specific, measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time_bound _ and we reach 605ꯠ.