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.
Successful people are people who live intensely goal orientated lives by implementing the discipline of goal setting. They normal have a written out goal statement or a list of clearly defined goals with specific measures to indicate to them when a specific goal has been achieved. This goal setting statement is not just a vague or generalized statement. If you study any number of self improvement books you will usually be advised that \"goal setting\" is one of the principal ways to ensure a successful life. This raises the question: \"Why do people often attempt goal setting, simply to be unsuccessful and be frustrated with the process and the outcomes?\" Brian Tracy offers four potential reasons in his book \"Goals! How to Get Everything You want, Faster than You Ever Thought Possible\" for why people fail at goal setting. Goals are not Important. The fact is, the importance of goals cannot be emphasised enough, however most people just do not recognize the importance of goal setting. This is most likely due to the fact that they were not raised in a home where goal setting and achieving the set goals was practised. They therefore did not learn the important skill of goal setting as part of their upbringing. Without the integration of goal setting as part of their lives people just do not value it as an important part of their success, or the lack thereof.