Shhhhh… Did you know you should Keep Your Goals to Yourself? Up until now, I would have to say I totally disagree with this statement. We have always been told to tell someone our goals to keep ourselves accountable. I also have been told if you say it, write it, or proclaim it, then it will become “real” in your mind and the minds of others and will more likely come true. Sort of like positive self talk or the laws of attraction, if you will.
However, I recently watched this short video of a TED Talk (love those) by Derek Sivers.
He talks about research that found if you state your goals, you will be more confident about them. However, this confidence may give you the feeling you have accomplished something toward them, when in fact you haven’t. Basically the people who didn’t share their goals worked harder at their goals.
I’ve always had sucess with shouting my goals to the rooftops…. But maybe I should rethink this one.
What do you think? Should you spill your goals or zip it?