At last, I found a really useful Facebook Application. Based on Keith Ferrazzi’s book, Never Eat Alone, the Goal Post app is simple to use and encourages interaction among small groups of friends.
You set a goal (choose from a selection of preset ideas, or customize your own), then select three accountability buddies.
You can choose to have your goal public, only visible to your chosen buddies, or private. And, depending on your settings, your friends can send you all kinds of inspiration and encouragement!
There’s a progress meter, and I’m assuming you get reminders as the deadline looms.
I saw a few other goal apps go by, but Goal Post caught my eye in particular. First, because I respect Keith’s work. Second, because it utilizes the S.M.A.R.T. goal principle:
Get started by selecting one of Keith’s seven components to personal success, and then choose a goal within that category. Remember, Goals need to be SMART: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-Bound. (For example, “get fit” is not a well-defined goal; “go to the gym three times a week” is.)
And, third, because Facebook is the ideal platform to involve your friends and create built-in accountability.
Goals aren’t best achieved alone. Send one of Keith Ferrazzi’s encouragements, like “You are a rock star! or “You are the architect of your own life” to keep your pal fired up to hit their goals.
Reaching out to your community for support is one of the tenets of resilience – a topic close to my heart as it pertains to my Goal. I’ll keep you posted!
Let me know if you add this app, what you think of it, and the goals you set!
Check out Keith’s book here: