Do You Know What Today Is?

Last Update: January 15, 2019

In my previous blog "Looking Forward to 2019 and Beyond" ( ), I stated "according to statistics, 95% of New Year's resolutions made have failed by January 15th?" Today is January 15 (in my part of the world.)

So, today is the day, many people have abandoned their resolutions. That is the reason why I, personally, don't make resolutions - I set goals.

According to Melissa Brode, marketing professional and yoga teacher, "a resolution is a firm decision to do or not to do something. A goal is the object of a person's ambition or effort; an aim or desired result." I really like how she describes the differences because when you look at your goals, they should be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-based (S.M.A.R.T.) and in the end, they are your desired result.

While doing some reading, I have come across two trains of thought on whether you should share your goals or not.

One train of thought is you should share your goals because while sharing, you can gain clarity around your goals and more importantly, accountability. You can actually make that person an accountability partner where they check in periodically to see where you are with reaching your goals.

Another train of thought is not to share your goals with others because of various reasons. A couple of the reasons include you're less likely to follow through with your goals if you receive premature praise about your goals and you may be less likely to achieve them if you get negative feedback from other people.

Personally, I feel it's up to you. It really depends on the person you are and your environment around you.

One example of what I mean is one I've heard right here in WA. Periodically, I've read where people tell their friends and family about joining WA. Afterwards, those same friends and family start telling them this is never going to work or they're foolish for joining. They don't receive the support they hoped or wanted for being here. Let's face it, a situation like that could be devastating because that person didn't receive the support they needed to be successful. In that case, the person probably felt they shouldn't have shared.

Whatever you decide about sharing your goals, you have to gauge the situation and your environment.

I hope moving forward, you continue to reach every goal you desire. Keep making strides to make them happen in 2019 and beyond. I am wishing you the very best of everything.

Have a great rest of the week.

~ Yvette ~

Please feel free to comment: Do you share your goals with others?

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DonnieNorton Premium
Hi Yvette, great post and like you I no longer make New Year's resolutions, instead I set goals. I have goals written down, but just as important is I have a plan of how to reach those goals. Really good post and I appreciate it.
YvetteC2 Premium
Thanks, Donnie, for stopping by and for the kind words. Much appreciated! Have an awesome week!
heljam404A Premium
Thankfully I'm still hanging on!
YvetteC2 Premium
Great! Keep hanging in there. You've got this :)))
dragonfly10 Premium
I keep my goals in my journal. I only share them with supportive people. I don't need the naysayers saying I told you so. Life happens and turns your world upside down. As I recently experienced. consequently, I am behind with my goals.
YvetteC2 Premium
Sandy, thank you for stopping by and for sharing what you do. I know what you mean about sharing with supportive people. Yes, I do that as well. If you're behind, keep marching through. You will get there. You've got this!

Have an awesome week.
Donna2018 Premium
Hi Yvette,
I really enjoyed your post. Sometimes I don't like to share my goals with others or let them know I have started an online business, because most of the time they (your family in particular) will shut you down!! So, I had rather wait until I succeed (And I will). That way I can say, "I have a very successful business on line".

Hope you have a very successful week,
YvetteC2 Premium
Donna, thank you for the kind words and for sharing. I totally understand what you're saying when you succeed first and show what you've already done. I like it!

Have a productive week :)
RScarrott Premium
Thank you for that! Was a great pick me up this morning :)
YvetteC2 Premium
I'm so glad to hear that! Have an awesome day :))