Re: 2. They Only Talk The Talk
I actually disagree with this from personal experience. I feel that if I tell someone my goal it makes me more likely to do it because it is now public and I feel a sense of accountability. If I do not say anything, then it does not matter if I follow through or not because no one will know. This style was actually supported in the book, Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits — to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life by Gretchen Rubin. She discusses a style of trying to build a habit (or accomplish something) called Obligers. These people, she described, require structures of external accountability to meet expectations. This is in comparison to Upholders (Meets internal and external expectations), Questioners (Resists outer and meets inner expectations), and Rebels (resists outer and inner expectations).