Why Publicly Announcing Your Goals is a Bad Idea

The less they know, the better.

Photo by Guillaume Bolduc on Unsplash

The downside of announcing our goals publicly is instant gratification. I’m guilty of this. In 2020, I announced publicly I would complete a full marathon (26.2 miles). It’s almost 2023 and I still haven’t done it.

People congratulate you before you even achieve it, and the gratification makes you feel…



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Jordan Mendiola

Jordan Mendiola


6 Year U.S. Army Sergeant ▫️I write about life lessons, entrepreneurship, content creation, social media marketing, fitness, and self-improvement 🇵🇭🇬🇺