Setting goals and achieving them is paramount for everybody, advises Dorothy Neddermeyer, Ph.D., regardless of where they are or what they want to achieve. Most people are not taught to write a strategy with specific steps—including how, when and in what order—so they don't reach their goals. Many people rarely accomplish their goals. Only 8% of people accomplish their new year's resolutions. Many don't set goals that are realistic, for which they have the requisite abilities or can enlist the help they need to be successful. They need a specific plan for each step toward their goals.