Goal setting is not just a hot topic at the beginning of the year. It’s a lifetime conversation.
Several thought leaders encourage us to talk about our goals for the purpose of accountability and achievement. Derek Sivers, founder of CD Baby and MuckWork, disagrees. He shares his point of view at ted.com – he believes we are more likely to achieve our goals if we keep them to ourselves. Derek presents research stretching as far back as the 1920s to show why people who talk about their ambitions may be less likely to achieve them.
Reflecting on my past in relationship to goal setting and achieving, I accomplished most of my goals without sharing them with anyone. I wasn’t following anyone’s formula, I’m comfortable keeping my goals and accomplishments to myself. I’ve been told this is the attitude of an introvert.
What do you think, should we talk about our goals or keep them to ourselves?
Watch Derek’s video and share your thoughts.
It’s a wrap
I don’t carve anything in stone – some people will have success when they share their goals and others when they keep quiet. Know yourself and do what works for you.
Do you believe we should keep our goals to ourselves? What has worked for you in the past?
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