Do you share your goals with others?

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When setting goals some people like to share with others and some like to just keep it to themselves.

What do you do?

I find if you share them then it makes you more accountable.
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  • Profile picture of the author superowid
    Share with my family members and friends who might help or support me to make it happen.
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  • Profile picture of the author ezjob
    I keep them to myself unless I happen to mention it to my wife.
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  • Profile picture of the author ktz16
    I share my goals with a sheet of paper :-)

    Seriously, I write goals down and review them often.
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  • Profile picture of the author success_89
    Awesome question here, I keep my goals near and dear But with a small circle of close goal minded and like minded businessmen and women goal discussion does occur for me which personally is healthy because it essentially coincides with the old school saying "steel sharpens steel" given that by communicating constructively with those who are like minded all parties involved typically benefit mutually, whereas inversely if you discuss goals that say are higher than other others that are close to you there is a potential for them to hinder your growth if you aren't careful if they are not thinking on the same mindset and level that you are.

    For example if you have a businessman/woman that has a goal of say $15k a month and is working hard trying to continue his/her growth and has higher business goals, discussing that goal with someone else who feels that making that much a month in an online business is crazy or they are "comfortable" with say any "secure" 9-5 day job making say minimum wage, oftentimes discussing those goals with a person with that specific mindset wouldn't be fruitful.

    This is not to say that someone with goals lower or higher than you cannot converse fruitfully about goals but its all about their mindset, this is where you have to qualify the individual. Is this person going to speak about these goals that are near to you constructively? or will they tear your dreams and aspirations down limb from limb because they don't have that same drive and mindset.

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    I shared my knowledge with other SEO friends and read updates, information of SEO masters.
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  • Originally Posted by ChrisBa View Post

    When setting goals some people like to share with others and some like to just keep it to themselves.

    What do you do?

    I find if you share them then it makes you more accountable.
    I dont share my goals with people in my family - nor my friends. They still believe Napster is free. And their opinions about me as a person clouds my "knowledge" about internet marketing. The more you share your goals with the people around you, the more of a handout they will want. I only care about the opinions of customers who give me money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mabu Map
    I don't have time to share it and explain for anyone.

    Or i don't want to spend time for that. Unless my goals required to have a team.

    Then i would share for people that are necessary
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  • Profile picture of the author ctrlaltdelete
    I would share my goals if I was working with someone or if someone was working for me to achieve it. So if I, say, decided to outsource a job to a virtual assistant, I'd make sure that I tell them exactly what I'm aiming for so that I can be sure we're on the same page. It'll lessen any chances for mistakes if they know what I want to happen.
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  • Profile picture of the author subhomsarkar
    yea humans always gets distracted no matter what, so always note or share and document your goals.
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  • Profile picture of the author Maxxx333
    What i know is just speak about your plans to god, don't say out everything you are intending to do, cause nowadays it's very difficult to find people to trust, so i better keep my goals for me and myself only.
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  • ChrisBa,

    I think it is good to share you goals, at least the big ones. You may have some smaller personal ones you that you want to keep to yourself. But if you make a BIG public statement, not only are you more accountable, but you will attract people to you.

    Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author IPLease
    I do share with others because they share with me. Then I compare my goals to theirs and sometimes rework my goals to make them more attainable.
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  • Profile picture of the author mohdmacki
    I believe when you declare your Goals with others you will have no option to go back even if you feel like giving up & it will in turn push you to work more harder to achieve that goal.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamel Hassell
    you hit the nail on the head. When sharing it makes you more accountable.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Here's the thing. If you are not sharing your goals with anyone, or at the very, very least writing them down, you really are not setting goals. You are making wishes.

    There is nothing to hold you accountable otherwise, and you are free to lower your goals whenever you feel like it.

    Note: There is nothing wrong with reevaluating goals and adjusting them accordingly, either up or down.
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  • Profile picture of the author oppyeaunome
    Originally Posted by ChrisBa View Post

    When setting goals some people like to share with others and some like to just keep it to themselves.

    What do you do?

    I find if you share them then it makes you more accountable.
    I share my goals with people who are the same path with me or a little bit further down the path. My reason for this is simple. What I've found in the past is that sharing my goals with people who aren't on the same path will only keep me back. These are the people who will tell my why I shouldn't do it.

    When I share my goals with people on the same path as me they motivate me and show me ways to break through whatever is holding me back at the time. They also do a much better job at keeping me accountable.

    So I do share my goals, but I choose very wisely who I share them with.
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    • Profile picture of the author IPLease
      Yes it is wise to think of who you share them with. I once had a friend that I was very competitive with, only because they made it that way. I would never want to share my goals with them now.
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