The process of people becoming self-made millionaires is not a mistake.

By | 2017-03-26T04:38:57+00:00 March 26th, 2017|Categories: Personal Success|Tags: , , |

It’s based on hard work. Corley concluded that 80% of self-made millionaire are persistent. They think about how to achieve their daily and long term goals.

You should avoid putting your hope and trust on someone else. You should also avoid spending most of your precious time relying on them”. Discover your own dreams and goals as you take a positive step towards achieving them.

Change Your Habits, Change Your Life. Strategies that Transformed 177 Average People into Self-Made Millionaires“. Tom Corley investigated the daily habits of 233 self-made and rich millionaires. He compared the results with that of 128 poorer people with annual earnings below $35,000. This was quite easy since he is an accountant and financial planner.


With a plan you reach your desired goal better and faster

By | 2016-12-03T15:49:23+00:00 October 20th, 2016|Categories: Personal Success|Tags: , , |

School children from the ages of 8 to 12 planed out a desired academic future. Children who planed their future and thought about obstacles did better in their academics than students who only dreamed about the good academic future. They did not address how to reach that goal.

In second experiment adolescents who delivered a set educational goal with a plan achieved more than persons without a plan. The plan specified where, when, and how they would start goal pursuit.


It will help you reach your goal if you see what stands between you and your goal.

By | 2016-10-07T05:27:47+00:00 October 9th, 2016|Categories: Personal Success|Tags: |


In study 1 students considered vocational training and its benefits. They entertained positive fantasies about the benefits of vocational training. This paired up with negative reflections on what stood in their way. This convinced the students to want to take the vocational training.

In study 2 students examined the problems of an influx of immigrants. This negative fantasy paired with positive reflections on how to prevent these problems. After this reflection the students viewed the immigrants as being more beneficial.

It will help you reach your goal if you see what stands between you and your goal. (more…)


People with a plan reached their desired goal faster

By | 2016-10-07T04:50:11+00:00 October 8th, 2016|Categories: Personal Success, Productivity|Tags: , , |

Experiments examined school children from the ages of 8 to 12. These children needed to plan out a desired academic future.

The control groups imagined only the academic future they wanted. They did not address how to reach that goal.

The study found that students with a plan reached their desired goal better. (more…)


Those who wrote their goals accomplished significantly more (19,8%) than those who did not write their goals.

By | 2016-08-25T16:35:01+00:00 August 25th, 2016|Categories: Personal Success, Productivity|Tags: , |

Perhaps you have heard of the Yale (or Harvard Business School) study of goals in which only 3% of the graduating class had specific written goals for their futures. Twenty years later that 3% was found to be earning an astounding 10 times that of the group that had no clear goals. Well, it turns out that this “study” is merely an “urban myth,” as extensive reviews of the research literature by me and by Steven Kraus (a social psychologist from Harvard) as well as investigative reporting by Fast Company magazine revealed that no such study had ever been done!

However, the widespread mention of this non-existent study in business circles as well as
the need for research into the techniques used by business coaches provided impetus for
my current research, which was focused on how goal achievement is influenced by writing goals, committing to goal-directed actions and being accountable for those actions.


  1. Those who sent weekly progress reports to their friend accomplished significantly more than those who had unwritten goals, wrote their goals, formulated action commitments or sent those action commitments to a friend.
  2. Those who sent their commitments to a friend accomplished significantly more than those who wrote action commitments or did not write their goals.
  3. Those who wrote their goals accomplished significantly more than those who did not write their goals.

source: Dr. Gail Matthews “Brief summary of recent goals” Dominican University of California