Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Power of your handwriting

We all live in a world that is fast getting dependence on everything with a prefix- "e". With the advent of Internet and related computing technologies, the world has for sure changed upside down. We had emails now when earlier communication was through snail mail. People can write SMS and share any information as quickly as a press of a button. We now have social networking sites helping to connect people even they meeting physically. There has been a sea change in the way we perceive life now as against may be almost a decade ago.
Of all the side effects of these changes one has been that people have move away from pen and any form of writing instruments like paper, pencil etc. You ask an average person, when they last attempted to write- it will require some thinking t figure out the answer. It is ironical given that as a kids we start our major learning by holding a pencil.
I was recently reading a Harvard Business School study , and it said something like this-

From the book What they don’t teach you at Harvard Business School by Mark McCormack:
In the book What They Don't Teach You in the Harvard Business School, Mark McCormack tells a study conducted on students in the 1979 Harvard MBA program. In that year, the students were asked, "Have you set clear, written goals for your future and made plans to accomplish them?" Only three percent of the graduates had written goals and plans; 13 percent had goals, but they were not in writing; and a whopping 84 percent had no specific goals at all.

Ten years later, the members of the class were interviewed again, and the findings, while somewhat predictable, were nonetheless astonishing. The 13 percent of the class who had goals were earning, on average, twice as much as the 84 percent who had no goals at all. And what about the three percent who had clear, written goals? They were earning, on average, ten times as much as the other 97 percent put together.

This study from a credible source is a proof enough that if we were to leave all the handwriting, we rather do it at our own peril. This is atleast true while doing your goal setting, as the study proves.

Is your own handwriting a powerful medium to set out something for your life and achieve it subsequently ? The answer to this question may not be in affirmative but i think its something worthwhile trying, atleast!

Do you agree ?

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