A few years ago, a Michigan State University study centered on 2 groups of faculty and staff. In both groups, individuals had committed to a 6-month exercise program. The difference in the 2 groups was simple. In one, individuals willingly bet $40 that they would stay with the program. Members of the other group declined to place bets on their own success.
97% of the faculty members and staff who had placed personal bets were successful. With the non-betting group, only 19% completed the program!
What incentives do you put alongside your goals to insure changes in your thoughts, decisions and actions?
As coaches, we assist clients not only in setting great goals, but in understanding the reasons they want to reach them: most often those reasons flow from their purpose, passion and core values.