Monday, October 08, 2018

Jordan Peterson is wrong about goal setting.

Peterson prescribes goal setting as a key ingredient in a happy, successful life. He is wrong.

Repeated studies show there is just no correlation between having written goals and success in any way you want to measure it.

Check out this foudational Harvard study of the question: https://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Publication%20Files/09-083.pdf

Why do we hear so much about goal setting? Because it's a good seller in book stores, talks on the lecture circuit, and in consulting.

What do successful people do instead? My experience and education has taught me they practice the same recover, imagine, think, learn skills of the successful startup.