The road to hell is paved with good intentions, or so the ancient proverbs goes.

It’s an important idea though – we have so many great plans and noble aspirations that we don’t follow through on.

Once you’ve set a goal, the key to achieving is to commit. Think, plan, decide and then absolutely commit to doing.

Here are a few ways that help you to make your goal a firm commitment:

  • make it public (e.g. post on Facebook)
  • write it down, pin it on your fridge / bathroom mirror / office wall so you see it every day
  • ask someone to hold you to account and give them regular reports on progress (don’t choose someone who will easily let you off the hook)
  • set up a reward for success and / or consequence of failure (put money on the table)

Learning to set good goals that are important in your life and do whatever it takes to achieve them is such a crucial skill and yet so many fail to master it. It takes practice, effort and determination but is absolutely worth it. They are your goals after all.

What are your goals this week?

Author: nick howes

I'm a trainer, coach and educator in the field of management and leadership. My passion is to help you set and achieve important goals that make life more as you'd like it to be in your relationships, work and community.

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