The art of silence

How to Move in Silence When Your Ideas Make You too Excited

There’s no need to involve a bunch of other people’s thoughts and opinions

Kimberly Fosu
Jun 8 · 5 min read
Shhhhh… (Photo: Kristina Flour)

Share Too Soon and You Must Share When It Fails

When I announce my plans too early, I don’t reach my goals. If you ask me why I will say I don’t know what happened. When I started talking to this amazing guy, I got too excited. It seemed like the perfect union. I told my family and friends about how much I wanted to be with this guy. I told them I didn’t want to be with anybody else. I thought that was it! I shared the wonderful news way too soon. I got too excited.

Of course, the relationship didn’t work out because of my desperation and I had to tell all the people I told that it didn’t work out. The disappointment was written all over my face. Telling people it didn't work out was even more painful than the relationship itself not working out.

If I had moved in silence, I wouldn’t be obligated to update people on my relationship status. I could have taken my losses in silence. When you share your ideas, you must also share when it fails.

When you rush to release what it is you’re working on, you could expose something that other people may envy, pray against, steal or copy.

Not Everybody Has Your Best Interest at Heart

When brilliant ideas come to you, it’s normal to want to talk to somebody, but there’s so much wisdom in moving in silence. So many times, we are given dreams, visions, and ideas to step out in faith and bring these ideas to fruition, but we get too excited and we mess it up by announcing it too soon.

Be careful. Not everybody has your best interest at heart. Not everybody is not rooting for you as they claim. If your vision is just an idea in a seed form and you go talking about it with others in your field, what is stopping others from taking your ideas and making them theirs?

When you rush to release what it is you’re working on, you could expose something that other people may envy, pray against, steal or copy. They may discourage you from going after your dreams or they may project their own fears onto your ideas. It all comes down to discretion and avoiding revealing too soon.

Share Too Soon and You Must Work Under Pressure

Before you share your ideas, dreams, and visions with others, you must be sure that your faith in your vision is stronger than your fears. You have to make sure that your own belief is stronger than the person you are telling, so they don’t discourage or distract you when they can't see your vision.

When you tell people your visions, you’re going to be under pressure; you’re going to have to work under pressure to show people that you're doing what you said you were going to do instead of working at your own pace. You’re going to feel as if you must make it happen or you will disappoint.

That is not the way to carry out your God-given visions, dreams, and ideas. You don’t control everything. You can’t make anything happen before it’s meant to. Things happen when it is time.

You don’t have to let everyone know your plans because until it comes to fruition, there’s really nothing to talk about. You don’t need to bounce your ideas off of others. You must start working on your ideas. Write it down first. Sow the seeds.

Working on it is protecting it.

Keep the initial idea to yourself. There’s nothing that needs to be posted on Instagram and nothing to be posted on Facebook. There’s no need to involve a bunch of other people’s thoughts and opinions when you’re planting seeds of ideas. All that needs to be done is you doing the work in silence.

The fewer people who know your business, the less negative vibes can be cast on what it is that you are trying to achieve.

Moving in Silence Is Moving in Wisdom

Many cultures believe in a superstition called “The Evil Eye” where the gaze of a jealous, malevolent person can follow and harm you down the road. They believe this gaze can even bring misfortune when you're unaware of it so people will protect themselves, their dreams, visions, and ideas from the outside world by moving in silence.

If they must travel, they keep it a secret. If they are building a house, they keep it a secret. If they are pregnant, they don't tell anyone. They keep it a secret until later on down the line when they know it is safe to do so.

In the first few months of pregnancy, the child is kept in the womb separate from the world where it grows and strengthens before it is ready to be birthed. The parents move in silence as they are preparing for the baby’s arrival, and they keep moving in silence even after the baby is born. They stay at the hospital to protect the mother and the baby and when they finally go home with their baby; they stay at home to protect it.

The fewer people who know your business, the less negative vibes can be cast on what it is that you are trying to achieve.

Take your ideas to the people that can help you develop them and not those that will break them down.

Move In Silence and Let Your Success Do the Talking

Protect your vision, dreams, and ideas so they can develop, grow, and blossom in peace. Whatever is it you are currently working on, protect it like you’d protect a baby in the womb. Keep it away from the world until it is strengthened.

If you have a business idea, a book idea, a film idea, or whatever it is that is growing inside you, protect it and don’t announce it before its time.

Protect your vision. Pray about it. Meditate on it. Talk to God about it.

Build the foundation first so you’re not shaken when evil attacks. Once that foundation is built and you feel that solidity within your mind, when you feel like this is what you’re supposed to be doing and you feel the passion, then you can share with the world.

Take your ideas to the people that can help you develop them and not those that will break them down. Moving in silence doesn’t mean you don’t benefit from the wisdom and ideas of people in your industry who are knowledgeable on the topic. If there’s a mentor or an expert that can help you bring the vision to life then, by all means, seek them out to help you build on the idea not break it down. Everyone else that has nothing to offer can wait.

Don’t announce the important things too soon. Keep them to yourself while it grows. Water and feed your ideas. Watch it grow. People will find out when it comes to fruition, and because you never said anything to anyone, they will be even more interested in your idea!

If you must talk about it, talk to the universe in thought. If you need to celebrate, celebrate by yourself until you are ready to let others see what has blossomed. Enjoy your ideas.

Mystic Minds

A medium publication for spiritual growth

Kimberly Fosu

Written by

Ghanaian-American. Certified Life Coach. Conscious Leadership. I write about the mystical and rebel against rigid beliefs. Shhh✨ https://linktr.ee/Kimberly.fosu

Mystic Minds

Slightly Conscious Souls

Kimberly Fosu

Written by

Ghanaian-American. Certified Life Coach. Conscious Leadership. I write about the mystical and rebel against rigid beliefs. Shhh✨ https://linktr.ee/Kimberly.fosu

Mystic Minds

Slightly Conscious Souls

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