This is a short blog post with 10 reasons why sharing your goals or outcomes is not only important but vital to your success.
1) Work through your problems and limiting beliefs
The only limits are in your imagination…
One thing that all humans have in common are limiting beliefs. We all experience problems in life and by finding a space to safely share your goals and outcomes you can work through the limiting beliefs that have been holding you back. As you work through the ‘problems’ and your limiting beliefs you’ll open up limitless opportunities and possibilities in your life… and achieve whatever you want!
2) Get support, encouragement and ideas
By sharing your goals with the right kind of people you can get encouragement and support as well as develop your ideas – give your goals clarity, focus and momentum.
3) Create Well Formed Outcomes
Sharing can help you to clarify your outcomes in a way that is well formed (if you want a tick sheet on well formed outcomes just ask). And by doing this, you will statistically increase the chance of achieving them. Fact.
4) Decisions are key
“It is in our moments of decision that our destiny is forged.” Anthony Robins
When we share a goal we make a decision, not just internally but out there in the world. And that forges our destiny.
“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” William Hutchison Murray
Sharing can help you make a committed decision and there is immense power in that.
5) External Accountability
“We all need a shoulder to lean on.” You know the song. It’s true. We all need support. Anthony Robins says that coaching is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity. If you run your own business, who is managing you? Who is supporting you? As an independent coach, trainer, leader or entrepreneur who is helping you to improve?
You can’t see yourself hit the ball. That’s why people like Andrew Murray will always have a coach. They know that the other person isn’t better then them but the other person can always help them to get more out of themselves. External accountability does the same thing. Be accountable and you’ll raise your game.
6) What Gets Measured Gets Done
What you measure gets done. When you share your goals with someone you are putting a stake in the sand. You are stating to the outside world what you want to have happen. At the same time, you can measure your progress and it is in paying attention to, and measuring your progress, that you can adjust your approach and improve your effectiveness.
Feedback is the answer to all your prayers. As you explore and refine your outcomes with others it provides a real-time feedback mechanism for you to increasingly focus on the difference that will make the difference in attaining your outcome(s).
Know what you want. Take massive action. Notice what’s working (feedback). Adjust your approach.
8) Stretch your comfort zone, boundaries and limiting beliefs
By sharing our outcomes we can expand our capabilities and the quality of our lives beyond the norm; beyond our current boundaries. Others can challenge us to step up to a new level, one that perhaps we would not have reached without that sharing.
9) The Master Mind effect and collaborative generation
There is genius in sharing. There is a magical effect on us and the world when we share our thoughts, ideas and dreams. In sharing we create a mastermind, something beyond just our own mind and that results in collaborative generation and the manifestation of our intentions in unexpected and very welcome ways.
10) It’s fun to share
It can be scary to share. You might be ridiculed. You might be laughed at or told ‘no way’. But if you find the right kind of people to share with it’s fun, inspiring and life changing.
If you want to share, learn and create more then come and join the discussion(s) at Tristan’s Coaching page on Facebook here.