QT: Utilize External Accountability to Help You Stay on Track and Crush Your Goals

Happy New Year!

I don’t know about you, but I’m a fan of a fresh start.

It’s why I love Mondays so much.

A new week is a new opportunity to do something great.

A new year? It’s like a new week times 52! #mathwhiz

Big Goals: Yay or Nay?

We all know the statistics when it comes to big goals, especially those that are put into place at the start of a New Year.

As such, I know more than a few people that simply don’t want to be bothered with setting a big goal because they know that the odds are against them.

But me?

I love an epic goal, the bigger the better!

Because even if I don’t quite hit the mark, I’d rather be 75% successful with a ridiculous goal that results in substantial progress than 100% successful with a goal that doesn’t move the needle at all.

That said, the ideal is to set a big goal and complete it all the way to 100%.

External Accountability: My Goals for 2020

A few weeks back, I talked about some ways to help tilt the odds of success in your favor when you’re going after a big goal.

And one of the things I mentioned, that really can be powerful, is external accountability.

There is value in putting yourself out there, telling other people what you plan to do, and then asking them to help hold you to your goals.

It can be a little scary to do it, but it can be powerfully effective.

And if you’re serious about being successful this year? Powerfully effective, even if it’s a little scary, is a good thing.

Well then, I reckon it’s time to practice what I preach, eh?

2,020 Miles:

I’m not typically a big fan of the mileage goals just or the sake of setting a mileage goal.

But this one is strategic.

I want to increase my mileage this year, so I want to have a specific target as opposed to the vague “run more” goal that really doesn’t mean anything to anyone.

Go big or go home, right?

2,020 miles it is!

80% of Strength Training Workouts Complete:

You know I’m a proponent of strength training.

This was a goal of mine from last year, and I’m proud to say I was successful in it.

I simply want to keep this train going in 2020.

2,020 min on the Bike, 1,500 min on Yoga Mat:

Running is going to continue to be my major focus/form of exercise this year, but I don’t want to neglect the little things.

Having a specific target when it comes to cross-training and yoga time will serve me well, and hopefully, keep me healthy this year.

Improve My Sleep:

This goal is still in the formulation phase.

I know that sleep is invaluable. And while I’m not terrible on this front, there is room for improvement.

As the year unfolds, I’m hoping that this goal will come into focus a bit more with some tangible “things” I can do to chart my improvement.

Keep Me on Track

The reason I’m announcing my goals for this year is simple: I’m asking you to help me stay on track this year.

I know that a little external accountability will be helpful for me, and I’m hopeful that you will deliver it.

Shoot me an email. Or a tweet. Or a note on IG.

Ask for updates, and then ask in a few weeks later to make sure I’m making an approrpriate amount of progress.

And if I can do the same for you? It would be my honor!

Let me know what goals you’re working on this year over at this post in the FB group.

I’ll be checking in with people, but so will others in the group.

So if you need a little extra motivation, let us know what you’re working on and we will keep you honest.


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What Big Running Goals Can I Help You Work Toward this Year?

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