Keep Track of Your Goals
“If you want to crush your goals, you have to write them down. It’s really that simple.” – ParticipACTION
Achieving a goal takes effort. Establishing habits takes time. Because the process is a long and difficult one, it is good to frequently remind yourself of where you are going and how much you’ve already done. This helps explain why writing down your goals is so effective.
Level Up With Accountability
“More than 70 percent of the participants who sent weekly updates to a friend reported successful goal achievement (completely accomplished their goal or were more than half way there), compared to 35 percent of those who kept their goals to themselves, without writing them down.” – Dr. Gail Matthews’s research
Knowing that other people are counting on you gives you extra motivation to succeed. People form study groups and attend workout classes for this reason. If you are accountable to someone else, you can’t rationalize your way out of it.
Want to Succeed?
- Write your goals down.
- Tell someone (anyone, everyone, the Internet).
- Track your progress.
- Leverage accountability.
- Get shit done.