Here's what I've found -- having someone (or more than one person) who checks in with us about the progress we are making toward achieving our goals is helpful.
It's easy for us to set a goal, and let it slip away if nobody else knows about it. But if others know, we are more likely to follow through.
That said, I believe that if we set a goal, we should ALSO HOLD OURSELVES accountable for making progress and completing it.
How does accountability factor into your life and your goal setting?