This is the real reason for the importance of setting goals or deciding what you will do. Goal_setting is about taking back the control of our own lives. It is about you being the boss of you and even more importantly who you are as a person. Yes, setting goals is important. Deciding what you want to do and what you will do for the rest of your life is what is important. Question: Is it important enough for you to decide to make some changes and important enough to do something about it?
I repeat _ this \'study\' is an urban myth _ whilst it is quoted by some \'authorities\' and famous gurus on management and self_leadership, there is NO record of the study and NO paper on it. Yet its allure is understandable _ it feeds beautifully into the concept that in order for you to accumulate wealth (aka be successful) not only must you have specific goals, but you must write them down. For someone selling a process on written goal setting (see Zig Ziglar and Tony Robbins) it \'proves\' the process. So is goal_setting really important, or is it just a load of twaddle? To answer this question, rather than rely on stories of spurious origin, it\'s important to have some robust research to find out if there\'s anything in it.