375) Goal Sharing

Goal Sharing

There is little argument that goal setting is vital to success. It works in sports. It works in business. It works relative to personal finances. Goals are the road to achievement.

But often overlooked, and certainly underappreciated, is goal sharing. As sports psychologist Grant Parr shares in his book, The Next One Up Mindset:

“You need to be willing to share your goals with others. To tell your friends and family, coaches and bosses about them so that there will be someone else out there who will help hold you accountable. Without accountability, goals are meaningless.”

Parr offers sage advice. Having a goal is great. But its complete and total effectiveness only happens when you have the courage to let someone else know about it. With that simple act, you become vulnerable, to be sure. But it’s that vulnerability that will inspire you to press on when you otherwise might not.

You’ve got goals, right? Share them with someone.


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322) Have A Goal; Share A Goal

Have a Goal; Share a Goal

No doubt, you have goals for yourself. If you’re aspiring to be more, you should. Additional professional designations. Sales targets. Career achievements. Fitness. Professional development. If you do have goals, that’s great. After all, study after study has shown that people who have goals are more successful than those who don’t.

But do you know what? Similar studies have also demonstrated that those who share their goals with others are far more successful than those who just have goals that they keep to themselves. Interesting, isn’t it? This action seems to keep you on track.

Knowing this, doesn’t it make sense to share your hopes, dreams and aspirations with select people in your network?

While it may seem risky to do so, being vulnerable like this has the added bonus of further building your relationship with those in whom you’ve confided. They will rally around you. Cheer for you. And have an incentive to help you more.

So, have a goal. And share a goal with someone you know.


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