TITLE

Why People Fail to Achieve Their Goals

AUTHOR(S)
Vermeeren, Douglas
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Security: Solutions for Enterprise Security Leaders;Oct2007, Vol. 44 Issue 10, p82
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on some of the reasons why people fail to achieve their goals. According to the author, one of the factors why people cannot reach their objectives is their fear of success or failure. Another contributing factor to failure cited by the author is the lack of understanding about the goal-setting process among individuals.
ACCESSION #
27148922

 

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