Success Amplified: The Hidden Benefits of Sharing Goals

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Living an inspired and goal-driven life can be challenging, even on a good day. However, with the proper support, you will be motivated to reach your goals and elevate your emotional intelligence.

From Dream to Reality: The Influence of Shared Goals on Success

It is true, sharing your personal and professional goals will motivate and change your life!

Marshall Connects article, Success Amplified: The Hidden Benefits of Sharing Goals

Do You Live a Drive-by Life?

If you do, it will negatively impact the quality of your life and success. Sometimes we merely go through the motions and busily pack as many activities as 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.

Make Your Goals Public.

Setting clear and authentic personal goals is essential for a productive and meaningful life. One way to move your goals forward is to make them public.  Doing this makes you 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 follow through. 

Create An Accountability and Monitoring Progress.

You strategically select individuals in your life whom you know will support your goals, motivate you, and monitor your progress.  Ask them to hold you accountable for your actions, and set up weekly follow-up meetings to assess your momentum. 

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

How Does Your Drive to Achieve Influence Your Success?

Read this blog to learn about the strong correlation between success and achievement drive. This information will support and motivate you to consider the impact of your achievement drive on your success in life.

Undoubtedly, some goals are more accessible to achieve than others. But simply choosing to make your goals public provides the necessary support, motivates, and moves you dramatically closer to crossing the finish line and celebrating your achievement and enhanced life. Read The Power of Emotion, and/or try an EQ-i 2.0: Self-Assessment to strengthen your emotional intelligence.

This article was originally published on March 24, 2018, and has been updated (June 2023).

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