The Secret's Out - Share goals to improve success

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Living an inspired and goal-driven life can be challenging; even on a good day. However, with the right support in place, you will be motivated to reach your dreams.

There are times when we are merely going through the motions, and busily packing as many activities as is humanly possible into our day and life. We are living what I call the “Drive-by Life Phenomena.”

Our higher goals routinely are shuffled to the back burner, and the immediate focus motivates us to shift to taming a daunting “to do” list.

Making your goals public

The Secret's Out - Share goals to improve success, Marshall Connects

Nevertheless, setting clear and authentic personal goals is essential if we want to live a productive and meaningful life. One way to move your goals forward is to make them public.  When you do this, you are much more motivated to take your goals off the back burner and develop a plan to make them a reality.

Select one or two individuals for support to share your goals with, or you may choose to tell the entire family.  Regardless, the expectations of others will now motivate you to create an action plan and then follow through. 

Accountability and monitoring progress

It’s imperative that you strategically select individuals in your life whom you know will support your goals, motivate you, and monitor progress.  Ask them to hold you accountable for your actions and be sure to set up weekly follow-up meetings to assess your forward momentum. 

Sometimes this strategy works best if you can find someone who shares a similar goal so that you can motivate and support each other. For example, if you both want to run a marathon, doing it together will motivate you and make the training both more social and enjoyable.

Undoubtedly, some goals are easier to achieve than others. But by simply choosing to make your goals public it provides the necessary support, motivates and moves you dramatically closer to crossing the finish line and then celebrating your achievement and enhanced life.

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