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Derek Sivers Explores Why Sharing Aspirations Can Lead to Failure

By: Jana Pijak - Published: Jan 3, 2012 • References: sivers.org and youtu.be
Derek Sivers urges us to keep our goals to ourselves. He states the power of keeping personal goals secret, explaining how this action contributes to a higher success result. According to Sivers, telling someone about a goal means it is less likely to be achieved. Achieving a goal takes time and effort and one should not feel gratification until it is completed. When revealing future plans to peers, individuals encounter a social reality that tricks our minds. Praise leads to satisfaction and ultimately keeps us from feeling motivated to complete our original goal. Sivers urges individuals to resist sharing their plans with those around them exploring how psychological tests have proven that those who share their goals are less likely to achieve them.