A lot even have them written down.
However, few can remember them without re-reading them, and even fewer take actions every day to ensure they achieve them.
I used to think it was sufficient to make a decision that (X) was going to happen. A sort of, actually instead of just saying how great it would be to go back to England, we will go in September.
I thought about it like that because when I made a decision like the one in the example above, I would take all the steps necessary to make it happen.
But lately I have realised just how many of the decisions we make die because we lack the determination to overcome our fears and take the actions we know need to take.
So what is the solution?
That will vary depending on what it is we want and what our particular stumbling blocks are. However, it is often said no one does it by themselves. Therefore, a good starting point is to
List the major steps needed to get from where we are to where we want to be;
Break each of those steps down into the actions required to complete that step; and then
Highlight any actions we know we will put off unless we have some form of support