We start each year laser focused on the goals we set for ourselves, yet research shows that about 80 percent of people fail to reach them.
But Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has a different approach to goal-setting, which can help you succeed. She calls them non-goals, or secondary goals employees should focus on only after the main goal has been met.
In order to achieve these "non-goals," Facebook's leaders "talk a lot about ruthlessly prioritizing," Sandberg tells LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman in an interview for his podcast, Masters of Scale. Despite overseeing a 20,658-person company, Sandberg says doing this is vital because Facebook has only "so many resources."