#58 Public Accountability

Social media has connected the world in good and bad ways.  Here’s a way you can use social media as a powerful tool to accomplish your goals. 


Public Knowledge

Are your goals public?  Why make them public?  The pressure.  It’s good to have a little bit of pressure on you.  It’s like they say, “Pressure creates diamonds.” 

What’s on your list?  Is it a powerlifting meet, bodybuilding show, or losing a certain amount of weight?  During a pandemic, my dunk goal made all the sense in the world.  The timeframe and situation were on point.  Putting it on social media for my friends, family, and followers to see has put the right amount of pressure on to take it more seriously.  I'm not getting any damn younger, so I needed to take advantage.  


Rectifying Issues

Public accountability and taking things more seriously have allowed me to fix my knees.  Through the hard work, dedication, and consistency, I can feel my natural abilities and performance coming back.  I feel athletic, durable, lean and younger.  It feels good.  People have been asking me how the progress is coming too.  Friends, family, and people around town.  I’ve always talked about wanting to dunk, but never went all in.


Whatever it is

Public accountability.  The goal and the timeline are set.  Whether it’s losing 20 pounds, going on a lunge streak, getting a promotion, or benching 300 pounds.  Put it out there.  Put it out there and discover the difference it makes for yourself.

It ensures that I don’t fuck up my eating on Sunday, because I know where my weight needs to be on Monday morning.  Each week has a new target.  Slowly dripping down my weight is going to allow me to throw down on the rim.


Lock it in

Put it in place.  Public accountability breeds more discipline.  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.  It doesn’t matter what it is.  Most of your family and friends will see what you have in the works. 

Put yourself out there, make sure it’s reasonable, and put a little pressure on yourself.  Show what’s possible. 


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