There are so many reality shows on television today that most of us don’t even notice when new ones emerge almost every week. However, let’s imagine for a moment, that YOU were the focus of a reality show scheduled for prime time on the nation’s most popular network.
Let’s say the premise was this: You were asked to develop a list of life goals and then given 100 days to pursue them. In addition, a full camera crew would follow you 24 hours a day, every day for every one of the 100 days.
I’m sure, if you’re honest with yourself, you can easily imagine exactly what would happen. Not even knowing you at all, I can safely predict three things that would definitely occur:
- You would START doing the things you really need to do in order to reach those goals.
- You would STOP doing the things you know you shouldn’t be doing because they’re preventing you from reaching those goals.
- You would MAKE monumental performance gains and change your life within a mere 100 days … just a little over three months!
Why do we both know these three things would happen? It’s actually quite simple. They would happen as a result of the discipline of ACCOUNTABILITY.
Accountability serves and protects your character, credibility and commitments. It ensures that what you want to accomplish gets accomplished. Throughout every area of your life it’s important to understand that ALL unfinished goals, projects and relationships are the result of broken promises, unfulfilled commitments, and lack of accountability … to yourself as well as others.
If we all know that #3 listed above would actually happen, why in the world don’t we just pretend that we’re being followed around by a camera crew? I can’t think of a more opportune time to put forth such a simplistic and powerful effort.
Gary Ryan Blair, otherwise know as “The Goals Guy”, has inspired millions of people to learn more about the tremendous power of goal setting. Gary offers handbooks, e-learning, training, teleseminars, keynote speeches, coaching and a free weekly newsletter.
Go to Gary’s website today ( http://www.goalsguy.com/home.html ) and take a look at the wealth of information he offers to assist you in your journey to personal and professional success. Share the power of goal setting with your co-workers, family and friends. You can and will make a difference in this country at a time when we need it more than ever before.
Note: Looking for a great Christmas present for your children and/or grandchildren? Introduce them to the powerful strategy of goal setting. It will impact them for the rest of their lives in a most positive way!
About Harry K. Jones
Harry K. Jones is a motivational speaker and consultant for AchieveMax®, Inc., a company of professional speakers who provide custom-designed seminars, keynote presentations, and consulting services. Harry's top requested topics include change management, customer service, creativity, employee retention, goal setting, leadership, stress management, teamwork, and time management. For more information on Harry's presentations, please call 800-886-2629 or fill out our contact form.