Monday, June 11, 2007

Should You Share Your Goals?

When it comes to goal setting many experts have differing opinions on whether or not you should share your goals with others. There is an upside and a downside to both, but the best answer if probably in between.

Sharing your goals can be great for several reasons. By sharing your goals with others they can help hold you accountable to yourself to accomplish your goals. This is great for many people who have trouble keeping themselves dedicated to the goal, but will listen to others.

The downside of sharing your goals, and the benefit of keeping your goals to yourself is often times people will tell you that you can't accomplish something.

Often times these people who tell you that you can't accomplish something are actually your so called friends and family. While they probably mean the best for you, they often are harming you.

They think that just because they don't think they can accomplish a goal that you can't. People often have a hard enough time overcoming the negative conditioning of their own minds, little alone the negative conditioning of friends and family.

I think the best answer is in between sharing and keeping your goals personal. Easier goals I tend to share with others because most people tend to think they can accomplish them.

For difficult goals I tend not to share them with others because I am more than likely going to get a negative response out of a person.

Whatever you decide it ultimately comes down to holding yourself to a higher standard and the power of daily habits.

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