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  1. Hi Tony :)

    Excellent post and it’s so true that goals need to be SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time Bound).

    There is also a little technique you can use, if you have the courage that will almost guarantee the achievement of big goals and dreams. It is based on the idea of “social pressure”.

    Think about this; let’s say you have a goal to lose a certain amount of weight or achieve some desired level of fitness. You can set the goal privately and tell yourself, “I am going to achieve this goal by August 1.” On the other hand, you can make the goal public by telling all of your friends and family what you intend to do and even give a date for your desired completion.

    As soon as you take that goal public, you move into a different state of mind. No longer are you at the mercy of your own self-discipline (which has been tarnished by years of bad habits). Now you have a much more powerful force dictating your day to day actions and decisions.

    • Tony Ozanne says:

      Hi Shanna,

      Absolutely agree….I know this concept as the staircase of committment and it replicates just what you say, if you ‘go public’ on a goal you will be more likey to acheive them due to that social pressure you mention.

      It was with this in mind that I recently posted my business goals ‘public’ on my LinkedIn Group at the start of the year and offered others to share theirs, but didn’t get too many takers!!

      Guess the pressure is on me to do it now!

      Appreciate the comment.