Study says people have goals but are unable to achieve them

March 01, 2019 - 3:00 am

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By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A major non-medical study is having an impact in the medical world. 

The study came from a survey of more than 1,300 people that showed more than three out of five people regularly set goals but are unable to achieve them. 

This can lead to a great deal of frustration. Medical researchers are now saying this is a major problem because the stress caused by unrealistic expectations can have a negative impact on overall health, including dietary habits, relaxation and the ability to cope with the normal problems that we experienced each day. 

According to the studies, it is important to say the word "no" when something seems unrealistic. This is particularly important in the workplace, where a growing amount of pressure is being placed on employees.