Does sharing your goals with others help?


I’ve been a big fan of telling as many people as possible about my goals so it is harder for me to back out of them. Also getting people to join in with me is very helpful. It is encouraging when there is more than one person working to achieve the same goal.

Yesterday I discovered a great online tool for getting people to join with you on endeavours. It is called PledgeBank [HT: @stephtara]. The site works on the basis of:

“I’ll do it, but only if you’ll help”

The idea is to use positive peer pressure to improve the community. I’ve signed up to the Ada Lovelace Day pledge. There’s lots more challenges to check out on the site, and you can setup your own pledges really easily.

Go on set up a challenge and get some other people involved – I dare you!

Author: Kate Carruthers

Kate Carruthers is Chief Data & Insights Officer for UNSW Sydney, and is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science & Engineering. She is certified in information security and is currently undertaking postgraduate studies terrorism and security. Kate has extensive experience in senior roles in ICT, marketing, data and digital; and is a member of the NSW Government’s Data Analytics Centre Advisory Board. Kate is currently working at the intersection of data analytics, AI, ML, privacy, cyber security, and data protection.

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  1. Hi Rai, thanks for the link it, it has some great info that is relevant to the topic. Appreciate it 🙂

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