Goal setting is an important tool for new beginnings, but without follow-through, a goal is simply a good idea. One way to help ensure your resolutions become reality is to recruit others to help hold you accountable.
Following the goal-setting workshop I attended in January, the facilitator asked us to send her the goals we identified during the session and scheduled a follow-up meeting to check in on our progress. When I looked back at the aims and action plan I outlined, I was encouraged to see the progress I was making in some areas and motivated to push ahead where I had stalled.
When we gathered to hear how everyone was - or wasn't - progressing, the energy was incredibly positive. We celebrated the accomplishments of those who were off to a strong start, and offered encouragement to those who hadn't moved forward. The interaction strengthened our collective resolve and inspired our individual commitment to the goals we had set.
You don't need an organized group or formal mentor for accountability. Simply share your goals with a friend or family member and ask them to check in with you from to time. Even knowing someone is aware of your intentions may provide the inspiration you need to stay on track. Feeling bold? Share your goals in the comment section below and invite the New Beginnings community to help you reach them!
What goals have you set for the year? How can we help you achieve them?