Have you ever heard of something, and thought it was a good idea?
Great! The good news is that you’re already on your way to achieving it. The bad news is that 9 out of 10 times simply agreeing that it’s a good idea is not enough.
Ok, so why not make the clear decision that you are going to aim for this goal? Much better – but still, you’ll fail three times out of four.
Do you want to know what can bring you success a full 19 times out of 20?
Just increase your commitment by including another person and a review…
Research from The American Society of Training and Development shows that certain conditions improve the chances of completing a goal, and you can see them progress as you work through the following list
10% if you hear an idea.
25% if you consciously decide to adopt it.
40% if you decide when you will do it.
50% if you plan how you will do it.
65% if you commit to someone else you will do it.
95% if you have a specific accountability appointment with the person to whom you committed.
Although ASTD research suggests you will make it 2 out of 3 times if you make a promise to someone, you need to just go that one tiny step further and make an appointment expressly to review your promise and your achievement becomes almost inevitable.