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.
Plotting out your goals in this manner will make you aware of the skills, financial aid and time you will need along the way. Develop short and mid_term goals to help you build those skills. You will begin to make decisions based on whether or not those choices will be beneficial to your long_term goals. If you just drift along in the sea of choices, allowing the tide of every day life to chart your course, it would only be by co_incidence that you will reach your destination or even recognize it when you arrive. As you achieve each step, however small towards your goal, your confidence will grow and solidify.