I have a Google Sheet that I’ve made that contains my personal and professional life goals with columns for:
- Days To Deadline
- Age Completed
- Priority (1 to 10)
Sharing Goals Publicly Challenges
There are some super interesting perspectives around why it is not a good idea to share your goals publicly. The main gist of it is that you may get premature praise and that makes you less likely to follow through. You’ve already received the dopamine rush and now you can relax happily knowing that at least you’ve shared the goals.
The idea around sharing goals publicly is that there is accountability built in. This article on staying quiet about your goals says that there isn’t much of a threat of failing to follow through with your goals. That fear is often what drives accountability. So, in this case, I need to make not achieving these goals much more painful than the current proclamation I am making in this post.
Melissa Chu from Inc shares that researchers found telling people what goals you have creates a premature feeling of it already being complete. You feel pride in sharing your intentions but that pride doesn’t drive motivation and actually can be detrimental to it.
Trello also has a great article with science-backed reasons why you should not share your goals publicly including the possibility of negative feedback, fear of competition and personal praise versus process praise.
Psychology Today ends this little deep dive with great recommendations for making implementation goals instead of general ones, keeping goals private, setting monthly progress updates and converting distracting events into cues to stay on target.
With all that said, I also believe in the power of manifestation and putting your goals out into the universe. While it is scary to do and can lead to embarrassment when they aren’t accomplished, I believe it is better to aim high and end up landing lower than not aiming at all.
So, despite the risks, here are the goals that currently have deadlines in 2023. It is hard to separate my life into personal and professional goals but I have done my best here. I’ve also left out some personal goals that are still a little too intimate to share publicly. Hopefully, one day I can 😊
Personal Goals For 2023
Click the link for the dedicated video and article on my Personal Goals For 2023.
Professional Goals For 2023
Click the link for the dedicated video and article on my Professional Goals For 2023.