The more people monitor their progress towards a goal, the more likely they are to succeed. Most participants were trying to lose weight, quit smoking, lower blood pressure or change their diet. It also seems to matter how you monitor your progress.
- The best techniques are publicly or physically recording progress.
- The conclusions come from 138 different studies including 19,951 people.
- One key the researchers uncovered was that it is vital to focus mainly on the end result you are looking for.