In a Harvard Business School MBA study on goal setting, the graduating class was asked one question of their life goals.
Have you set written goals and created a plan for their attainment?
Prior to graduation, it was determined:
84% of entire class had set no goals at all
13% of class had set written goals but had no concrete plans
3% of the class had both written goals and concrete plans
10 years later, the 13% of class that wrote goals but not plans, were making twice as much money as the 84% of class that had set no goals at all.
The 3% of class that both wrote goals and a plan, were making tens times as much as the rest of the 97% of class