Setting time-bound goals and beginning weekly progress reports inspire peers to achieve 40% more than those who don't.
Keeping a journal increases the likelihood of accomplishing goals by 20%.
Participants' research revealed that most people performed better when their goals were important and difficult.
Only 3% of people who set written goals and use precise methods succeed ten times as well as those who don't.
Gallup estimates that only 41% of Americans make resolutions for the new year.
35% of people who start New Year's resolutions give them up after a week, according to a survey.