It serves two important functions.
- It creates a network of people to hold you accountable.
- It allows potential collaborators to partner with you.
We shy away from public commitments because we are afraid to fail. Failing is bad enough. When the whole world knows it feels like worst case scenario.
Ironically, when everyone knows what you are committing to you discover how many people are rooting for your success. You connect with people who are attempting to solve the very same challenge. You work harder because you committed.
The united effort makes what would have been impossible on your own, possible.
It takes a brave person to declare their intent.
It takes an uncommitted person not to.