Researchers at Yale University did a survey of graduating class in 1953 and found that 3% of the graduates had a set of clearly defined written goals. Twenty years later, in 1973, the same researchers went back and visited the class of ’53 and they found the 3% of the graduates with these written goals had amassed a net worth that was greater than the other 97% combined. Interesting!
We must never underestimate the power of writing goals down. Guess what the Director of US Space Exploration did when President John F. Kennedy announced (On 25 May 1961) to the Americans, a goal of sending an American safely to the moon before the end of that decade. He wrote the goal down even though he didn’t know how it will be possible.
So today, I have a question for you. What are your five main goals in life? Take some time to think about them. Think Big. Think about what you cannot achieve with your ability but with God’s help. Then write them down. Do you know that John D. Rockefeller, who is widely considered the wealthiest American of all time, had two goals in life that he wrote down?
1. Make $100,000.
2. Live to be 100 years old.
At the end of the day, John satisfied the first one more than 1000 times over and he almost achieved the second, he died at age 97.
Write your BIG goal(s) down. It is possible with God.
“If you have a goal, write it down. If you do not write it down, you do not have a goal – you have a wish.” Steven Maraboli