TED TALK: KEEP YOUR GOALS TO YOURSELF
Sivers makes a convincing argument as to why we oughta keep our mouth shut if we want to tackle a big task (also, see my advice on moving a mountain).
“After hitting on a brilliant new life plan, our first instinct is to tell someone, but Derek Sivers says it’s better to keep goals secret. He presents research stretching as far back as the 1920s to show why people who talk about their ambitions may be less likely to achieve them.”
I suppose I should be keeping my own big yapper shut. Which is a shame, because I really wanted to announce my plans to give up heroin. Oh, drat. I’ll have to continue selling my body for drug money.
Favorite quote: “I really wanna run this marathon. But I need to train 5 times a week. So kick my ass if I don’t. Okay?”
And since I’ve already gleefully (and so foolishly) broadcasted my plans to run a marathon, I expect you all to be kicking my ass on a regular basis. Capeesh?!