How To Keep A Resolution: Go Public
One of the most effective ways to reach your goals is to make public commitments. Announce what you intend to do. Tell a buddy, a relative, your mastermind group, your Sunday School class, your Rotary club. Make a public affirmation.
Breaking a resolution can be pretty easy if nobody knows that you make it. But if you go public, you have several psychological and social forces working for you. Your will power, which you already know can sometimes be pretty weak, your sense of self-esteem which will be diminished if you fail publicly, and your desire not to disappoint others.
Here’s the way Amy Spencer describes the process in an article on procrastination in “Real Simple.”Call a friend or a sibling and tell her what you plan to get done. Ask her to check in and crack the whip at an appointed time. Then let the fear of disappointment work it’s dark magic.”
(For further reading: “Time Tactics of Very Successful People” by B. Eugene Griessman has an entire section on overcoming procrastination.)
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