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Get Rich Slow: Start Now, Start Small to Achieve Real Wealth by Sarah Riegelhuth

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Chapter 15

Goal setting

If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.

Yogi Berra

Every six months or so I sit down alone and conduct a big personal brainstorming session on what I want to achieve in the months ahead (and beyond). I’m sure we have all heard the claim that writing our goals down gives us a 95 per cent chance of achieving them. Amazingly, I have found this to be true throughout my life. I have also found that if we then display these written goals in a place where we will look at them every day, we increase our chances of success even further — to almost 100 per cent.

So why don’t we all do this? Well, doing it properly is hard and it’s challenging. Setting big goals is never easy, because it demands ...

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