Why I’m Not Sharing My 2016 Goals This Year

(Except With Only a Few People Who REALLY Matter)

In years past, I’ve often shared my goals with just about anyone who will hear (or read) them. I’ve shouted them from the rooftops as if to say, “Look at my incredible ambition.” But I’m no longer doing that. Here’s why.

Why We Share Our Goals

There are many reasons why we might share our goals with others, but I believe there are three primary reasons.

1. We are looking for accountability.

This is the most common reason we share our goals, rather it be with a small group of people or publicly on our blog or elsewhere.

What better way to hold ourselves accountable than to share our goals with hundreds (or more) of people, right? It’s one thing to fall short of our goals when only we know them. It’s another thing entirely when others are expecting you to achieve them, rooting for you, or waiting for you to fall.