Want to Stick to Your Goals?
Blab About Them!
As mid-year approaches, you may begin to think about your goals from earlier this year.
One of the best ways to stick with your goal is to say them out loud. According to a number of experts, telling others about our goals encourages accountability. It also lets others validate your goals. Once you set goals, tell your close friends, family, and colleagues about your goals.
Explain to them what you want to do and when you would like to achieve your goals by.
For example, if you want to create and start selling a new line of jewelry by the beginning of 2010, write that goal out and tell your friends about it. Even e-mail them the goal!
This motivates you to make a public commitment to the goal. If the people around you are aware of your goal, they will ask you about it, giving you more motivation to achieve it.
Also, having a support system to remind you that you can achieve your goal will help in the process.
If you want to take this idea a step further, give them permission to contact you periodically to find out how you’re doing in your quest to reach your goals!