Generally speaking, if you have a goal that you are struggling and trying to achieve, you should share it publicly. This helps hold you accountable. Or at least that’s the general rationale right? You’ve declared your goals to the world, now we all watch as you take the stage and hustle your face off towards accomplishing it. We push you and motivate you until you get there and declare victory!
Derek argues that sharing your goals publicly makes them less likely to happen. Why? It’s all psychological… You get the satisfaction of having accomplished the goal without having to put in the actual work. Basically, talking becomes a substitute for doing.
This of course makes me think about the New Year and all of the resolutions we make (to do this or do that). I’ve failed to accomplish some of the goals I’ve declared earlier this year. Could this be the reason why?
What do you think? What are some of your goals for what’s left of 2010 and moving into 2011? Or are you going to keep those to yourself 😉