Do you want to know the #1 undisputed best method to improve your odds of success?
It’s not just my opinion either, I have some hard-hitting research to discuss with you in today’s article.
The truth of the matter is that the most effective way you can remain consistent in doing the daily and weekly tasks that inevitably drive success is to do it with a friend and hold each other accountable.
Not only is this more fun (and competitive if you’re anything like me), but it’s also a way you can build a deeper relationship with your friend while simultaneously doing something to boost your success that has been scientifically proven.
The Science of Success
Gail Matthews is a psychology professor at the Dominican University of California and she performed a study showing just how powerful some accountability in your life can be.
The study contained 267 participants and the ages ranged between 23 and 72. The participants came from a wide variety of businesses and organizations in multiple different countries.
Participants were assigned to one of five groups.
Group 1 was asked to simply think about the business-related objectives they hoped to accomplish within a four-week block.
Groups 2 was asked to write their objectives down.
Group 3 was asked to write their objectives down AND write action commitments for each one.
Group 4 had to both write goals and action commitments and also share these commitments with a friend.
Group 5 went the furthest by doing all of the above plus sending a weekly progress report to a friend.
The participants committed to things such as completing work projects, increasing their income, boosting their productivity, getting more organized, improving performance in their expertise, enhancing life balance, reducing work-related anxiety, and learning new skills.
Because of this, the specific objectives ranged dramatically; all the way from writing a chapter to selling a house.
In the end, the participants were asked to rate their progress and the degree to which they had accomplished the goals they set out to complete.
Group 1 accomplished 43% of their goals.
Group 4 accomplished 64% of their goals.
Group 5 dominated and accomplished 76% of the goals they set at the beginning of the study — making them 33% more likely to be successful than the participants in Group 1.
Your Next Action Steps
Find someone who will commit to success at the same level you are.
You don’t have to have the same goals, but, you need to share your routine with one another and keep each other accountable every week.
Phone calls, tests, emails; whatever works best for both of your schedules and preferences.
Taking things a step further, you could even introduce a consequence where you ower each other money or meals for each time you don’t accomplish a goal.
Or, if one of you outperformed the other by the end of the week.
There are so many ways to spin this and your only limiting factor is your creativity.
Find somebody and start taking consistent action together — You can even make this a part of your 2020 New Year’s Resolution goals.
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