Insights for Leaders

Goals vs Wishes

Posted on: January 16th, 2006 | 0 Comments

“The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen.” – Lee Iacocca

A Harvard study done years ago among the most extraordinarily successful found they shared one simple practice: they wrote their goals down on paper

Goals that are not written down are just wishes.  When goals are written down, the goal setter establishes commitment and a framework for measurement, accountability and learning.  Master sales trainer Zig Ziglar writes, “A goal properly set is halfway reached.”

The Bottom LineLeaders commit their goals in writing and frequently refer to them to help propel them toward their vision.