Goal Setting

Why Announcing Your Personal Goals May Be A Bad Idea

Almost every business article you read about goal setting suggests that you should tell anyone and everyone what your personal goals are.  The reasoning is that the more people that know your goals, the more accountable you will be and you will be motivated to prove yourself to others.  Having lots of people who are ready to laugh at you when you don't reach your goals sounds like a great motivator for staying on track.

But what if that's not accurate?  What if keeping your goals to yourself and being accountable to only yourself will make your chances of reaching your goals greater?

An interesting talk by Derek Sivers discusses the idea that announcing your personal goals to others may actually make you less likely to achieve your goals.

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CEO at 3Bug Media
Gary Shouldis is the founder of 3Bug Media, a web marketing company that helps businesses create 360 Marketing Strategies to dominate their market. His blog is read by over 20 thousand small business owners a month and has been featured in the N.Y. Times Small Business, Business Insider and Yahoo Small Business.
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  1. […] asking an accountability partner to keep you honest, but as Gary mentions in this article: ‘Why Announcing Your Personal Goals May Be A Bad Idea‘, that’s just not going to be the most powerful motivator because in that case, the […]

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