Goal: Write it down or write it off

It’s always nice when others agree. Darren Rowse has a post on ProBlogger about the importance of keeping a written record of your goal (and, I would add, each day’s success or failure). He has a nice quotation from a book he’s reading, Leverage: How to Create Your Own ‘Tipping Points’ in Business and in Life, by Darby Checketts:

Only goal setters who are goal writers are truly goal achievers.

Yes indeed. Students who want to create a new habit must set a goal and keep a daily written record of their goal-setting activities. What’s the Number 1 reason my students fail to achieve a goal? They don’t keep a written record.

For more on this check out How to Define a Goal, an excerpt from Good Habits, Good Students.

Author: Eric MacKnight

I have been teaching English since 1980 in the United States, Morocco, Switzerland, Austria, Canada, The Netherlands, and China. Good Habits, Good Students is my first book.

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