Through a random selection of fifty respondents we found that there is some commonality in the manner in which goals are set: When we compare the groups of \'Very Satisfied\' with their achievement and \'Satisfied\' or \'Somewhat Satisfied\' with their achievement. The first group were more likely to have SMART goals. The goal is described in sensory terms _ what will be seen, heard and felt, and for a small number, smelt and tasted. Respondents were clear about what achieving the goal will do positively for them and the cost to themselves (and others) of achieving their goal. Their goal, they considered personally stretching yet \'knew\' that they were capable of achieving it themselves. More than 60% stated their goal in the present tense _ \'I am\' rather than \'I will be\'.
Results from our survey _ 215 individuals completed the online questionnaire over a seven week period. Respondents were mostly UK_based %), with further respondents from Asia ྫ%) and the USA ƙ%). This researcher invited respondents through social networks, Ecademy and LinkedIn and direct contact with companies across the UK, Asia and US. 70% of respondents are in full_time employment and the remainder either self_employed or business owners. Only results shown to be significant at 0ᇽ are discussed. At the end of their formal education, 69ǔ% had a personal goal of whom only 11ǎ% had written their goal down.