Attaining personal goals: self-concordance plus implementation intentions equals success.

@article{Koestner2002AttainingPG,
  title={Attaining personal goals: self-concordance plus implementation intentions equals success.},
  author={Richard Koestner and Natasha Lekes and Theodore A. Powers and Emanuel Chicoine},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2002},
  volume={83 1},
  pages={231-44}
}
The present article includes separate meta-analyses showing that self-concordance and implementation intentions are significantly positively associated with goal progress. Study 1 confirmed the positive relations of both self-concordance and implementation intentions to weekend goal progress. Study 2 confirmed the positive relation of self-concordance with monthly progress on New Year's resolutions but failed to find a direct benefit for implementation intentions. Both studies, however… CONTINUE READING