I firmly believe that stating your goals publicly is a HUGE step in pushing yourself to achieve those goals. It is far too easy to push deadlines for accomplishing our goals later if no one knows about them.
Think about it. Have you ever had the goal to lose weight or complete a project in your home?
I’m sure in your head you imagined a timeline for completing that goal. [I bet if you didn’t ever mention that goal or when you wanted to complete it to anyone other than yourself you probably didn’t accomplish the goal by your initial date.]
Some of you may have eventually completed the goal, but probably not by your initial timeline. Most of us either keep pushing the completion date out or we give up on the goal completely.
I know this process well because I have fallen victim to it so many times myself. You would think that since I know the power in publicly stating my goals that I would always do that.
Ha, that’s just not human nature.
The honest truth is that some of our goals are big, scary goals and it’s downright frightening to admit what they are to other people and worse yet to put a timeline to accomplishing them. Why?