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Should You Keep Your Mouth Shut?

When I first heard Derek’s Sivers’ 2010 Ted Talk entitled, “Keep Your Goals to Yourself”, I felt crushed. It went against everything I had previously learned and put into play about goal setting. But…after much research and deliberation, I started seeing both sides of it. 

See, the gist of Derek’s talk and the research behind it is that the more we tell others our goals, the less likely we are to achieve them. Why? Because our brain gets tricked into thinking it’s already accomplished the goal just by the mere action of verbalizing it to someone.

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