Thinking Like a Winner - Releases Results of Their Research on Goal Setting and Achievement

Queendom releases results from their study on how high achievers think and act as they strive to make their dreams come true.

Montreal, Canada, July 10, 2011 --(, a pioneer in online personality, career, and IQ assessments, unveils results of their popular Goal-Setting Skills Test. Their study results indicate that when it comes to achieving goals, a person's mental attitude can make all the difference.

What is the basis of rags-to-riches stories? What pushes the unlikely underdog to oust a championship team against all odds? Why do some people still manage to achieve nearly impossible goals despite being told by everyone that they would never succeed? In essence, what is the personality make-up of an achiever? Is it more than sheer stubbornness? Queendom attempted to answer that question with their Goal-Setting Skills Test, and after collecting data from nearly 10,000 from all walks of life, they uncovered some interesting insights.

Although gender differences were minimal, different age groups had distinct approaches to goal achievement. When compared to older age groups, people below the age of 18 seemed to be more proactive when striving to achieve an objective, using techniques such as regularly evaluating the progress of their goal, motivating themselves, and breaking large goals into smaller, achievable steps. Young goal-setters were also more likely to reward themselves after reaching a goal.

"As other research studies have shown, our younger age groups seemed to be laser-focused on achieving a goal, no matter what - they are totally fixated on the end result," explains Dr. Jerabek, president of the company. "Granted, our data shows that they are slightly more likely to change their mind about what they want to accomplish, but they have that headstrong determination in which they refuse to give up. They are not afraid of obstacles or challenges, whereas older adults might throw in the towel a little earlier when the road to their goal gets bumpy."

Queendom's data also shows that those who view themselves as being a success were more likely to believe in themselves and in their abilities, and to have an internal locus of control (i.e. they believe that their success is due to their own effort rather than external, uncontrollable forces, such as luck or being at the right place at the right time).

When comparing high goal-achievers to low goal-achievers, Queendom's analysis reveals that:

- 67% of high goal-achievers vs. 56% of low goal-achievers refuse to let obstacles stop them - they anticipate and plan for how to overcome them.
- 78% of high goal-achievers vs. 64% of low goal-achievers will push themselves to keep trying when having difficulty reaching a goal.
- 78% of high goal-achievers vs. 62% of low goal-achievers will, after deciding on a goal, immediately take the first step toward achieving it. They are proactive in their pursuits.
- 80% of high goal-achievers vs. 58% of low goal-achievers will ambitiously set the bar high.

Here are some goal-setting tips from the creators of the test:

1. Set SMART goals. They have to be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound.

2. Break down your goals into smaller steps and create milestones for yourself. Smaller goals will keep you motivated and make that one large goal seem more and more attainable.

3. Celebrate achievement of milestones. Give yourself small rewards for reaching a small goal, and plan for a major reward after achieving your main goal.

4. Enlist the help of others to keep you on track. Find someone who has either achieved the goal you're striving for, or someone who will simply be there to offer their emotional support.

Those who wish to take the Goal-Setting Skills Test can go to:

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