May I ask you a question?
You have decided to set a new goal for yourself
Do you keep quiet about that goal
or do you tell everyone?
I think there are contrasting opinions on this matter
– keep quiet or tell everyone about your goals
In my opinion
I have always believed that you are more likely
to accomplish big goals
If you declare them publicly
Why do I say that?
There are many benefits of discussing your goals with others
such as seeing the goals from a different point of view
or getting useful advices
Telling someone your goals makes them more likely to happen
It creates the psychological effect
And has more likely to encourage you to act to achieve what you’ve set out
When you tell everyone about your goals
Because of your self-esteem you have to try more and more to achive your goals
That’s my opinion
My opinion is different from Derek Sivers
Most of them
According to him
If you want to achieve something, keep your mouth shut
Because that good feeling will make you less likely to do it
He also showed that
“The repeated psychology tests have proven that telling someone your goal makes it less likely to happen.”
“You get the psychological satisfaction of accomplishing the goal without having to actually do the work.” He said
The mind is kind of tricked into feeling that it’s already done
And because you’ve felt that satisfaction
You’re less motivated to do the actual hard work necessary
This goes against my thinking
I want to say that
Keep quiet or telling someone about your goals is not the most important issue
when you want to achive it
It’s only personal opinion of mine, of Derek Sivers
The most important is you have to make an effort to achieve it
What do you think?
Should you go public with your goals or not?
Thanks a lot!