If you’ll remember, I wrote a post a couple of weeks ago about goal setting. I asked you what goal I should set for myself to “earn” back a television.
You were not helpful.
Ok, a couple of you (and I mean literally only about three of you) actually chose a goal. Three, really?
I got a lot of, “Just do it!”, “Go Jo Jo!” comments – while I appreciate the sentiment, it doesn’t answer the question. Just do what exactly?
I also had some friends (yes, you know how you are) who don’t believe I’m even going to BUY a TV. They also decided that I shouldn’t be tied to a goal because it was arbitrary. Their solution, toss a coin each day with “even” and “odd” written on each side. Then when the day came where my weight was the same (an even or odd number) as the coin then that was the signal to buy a TV.
Don’t you wish you had friends like that too?
Needless to say, I still don’t own a television. And based on the response from you lot, I’ll have to set my own goal. Thanks.
Now I’m guessing that you want me to tell you what it is. Well I’m not going to tell you.
Not because I’m being a brat. Really.
But as I dug around the internet looking for information about goal setting, I found this excellent video from a TED conference. Derek Sivers talks about keeping goals to yourself. Intriguing .
Wasn’t that cool? If you’re new to TED videos go to the website and check them out. They’re fascinating and you’ll learn all sorts of things.
What did I learn from the video? Well not to tell you guys my goal of course.
I will tell you when I’ve reached it. Will that work for you?