I am certain we can all agree that it ain’t always easy reaching your goals!
When you set a personal goal you usually get very exited about it, you wanna work on your goal to reach it as fast as possible. Another tendency we have is that we often share our goal with our friends of family, maybe because we are so exited about it, maybe because we expect that they will help us keep us on the right track and help us reach our it… Next time; don’t… Keep your goals to yourself!
Recent studies have shown that the more you tell your fellow human beings about your personal goals, the less likely you are to reach them..
I do it myself.. every time i have set a goal i instantly want to tell my closest friends and family about it. Usually i don’t reach them at all – a good example is my history of blogging.. over the past 6-8 months i have tried to start a blog about 5-6 times, every time until now i haven’t succeeded. I have been way to busy telling people about my great plans, expectations and goals for my blog. The problem about talking that much about your goals is that the more you talk about them, the more convinced your mind get that you are close to reach them, even though you’re not, you have just blabbered away about them!
Before i stumbled across http://www.ted.com/ i wasn’t aware the fact that the more you talk about them, the farther away you get from reaching them.
When i saw the following video and got attentive about what happened in my mind when setting a goal, i decided to make an experiment; i finally pulled my self together and started this blog, determined on keeping it updated and keeping it to myself!
So far i have kept this project to myself and talked to no-one about it, it is my intention to do so until the blog is up and running and i have gotten some experience blogging frequently.
What do you think?
/Anton B. Zeuthen