After hitting on a brilliant new life plan, our first instinct is to tell someone — but Derek Sivers says it’s better to keep your goals a secret. He 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.
I've always believed that sharing your goals with others was one of the ways to achieve them. By committing yourself to others, announcing your goals - you raise the level of accountability to achieve them. This appears to be a contrarian view of goal setting and accountability.
What do you think? Should you announce your goals or keep them a secret?
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