In my high school 10 years ago, and at least 10 years prior and to this day, the staff has been using the Power of Positive Students (POPS) program to motivate students to do better and stuff.
They made the claim that people who write down their goals are more likely to achieve them than those who just think about them. So they made us write down our goals every week.
I've been curious about where all this came from and it appears to be based on some 70's program so the question is.
Do people who write down their goals achieve them with any measurable success over those who merely think them?