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(Video) The Psychology Of Success – Keeping Your Goals To Yourself!

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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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.

 

(Video) Derek Sivers: Keep your goals to yourself

I am the the Founder of Addicted2Success.com and I am so grateful you're here to be part of this awesome community. I love connecting with people who have a passion for Entrepreneurship, Self Development & Achieving Success. I started this website with the intention of educating and inspiring likeminded people to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances. I'm proud to say through my podcast and through this website we have impacted over 200 million lives in the last 10 years.

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6 Comments

  1. anne

    Sep 30, 2015 at 3:13 am

    I’ll have to remember that.

  2. Sara

    Apr 21, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    The negativity from the naysayers has always fueled me and I always prove them wrong. That seems to work for me.

    • Andy

      Jun 2, 2013 at 5:55 am

      Yes Sara. Irresponsible Ted Talk, imo. The 163 person study didn’t incorporate anything even reasonably close to a real-life situation. Figure out whether you are more motivated by announcing your goals or by keeping them to yourself. Then, do that.

  3. Mike

    Jan 16, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    This is great. I definitely recognize the instant gratification of announcing my goals. I’ll be trying out this “keep it to yourself” goal achievement strategy immediately. Thanks!

  4. Ojuswi

    Dec 17, 2011 at 7:50 am

    amazing. . . . .nd true

  5. tvxqjuly

    Nov 5, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Pretty true, actually. Whenever I say out loud that I am going to do something, most of the time that’s the only thing that I’ll ever do–talk.

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