Keep your goals to yourself to achieve more

This is a summary of a TED talk “Keep your goals to yourself” by Derek Sivers.

Derek Sivers on stage. Source: TED.
  • Telling someone about your goals makes them less likely to happen.
  • By telling someone your mind got tricked in a feeling that you’ve already achieved your goal.
  • The satisfaction of sharing your goal makes you less motivated to achieve it.
  • Your mind mistakes the talking for the doing — by talking more you do less.
  • Four tests with 163 people have proved this relation.


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