How many times have you announced a new goal to your friends and family, convinced that a change is going to come only to find that the drive (and effort) to achieve this has tapered off not long after? (Failed New Year resolutions, anyone?)
When you set your sights on a new goal, it can cause you to feel on top of the world, excited and ambitious, and you may be eager to share this newfound passion or drive with others around you. Whether it be getting up at 6am to go for a jog or announcing you are kicking a bad habit, it may just be best to keep these new ideas to yourself for the time being; apparently, something as simple as sharing your new goal can make you less likely to achieve it.
In this 3-minute Ted Talk, Derek Sivers presents research that will tell you why this is and make you think twice before you open your mouth to announce your goals to the world!