Should You Keep Your Goals to Yourself or Announce them to the World?

Hi all! Summer’s over and it’s back to school, back to professional dress, and a relaxing of the lazy days of summer as cubicle warriors face the pending 4th quarter deliverables. Oh, and I’m back blogging, too!

But…. I don’t really want to start off too hard, too fast. So let’s resume our community conversation with a Friday video! Heh, I’m off to the happiest place on Earth this weekend for a Virginia Tech tailgate in beautiful Blacksburg, Virginia anyway and nobody wants terribly difficult subjetcts covered this late in the afternoon before a weekend!

Today’s video comes from T.E.D. talks and shows some interesting points on whether you should announce your goals to the world or not. [Thanks to MarineCorps for sending it to my attention!]

To tell or not to tell, that is the question?

Watch it and let the rest of us know what you think in the comments below! If you’ve read my earlier posts you know that I’m a big fan of announcing my goals in order to secure both social accountability in my achieving them (I’d rather let myself down than those I tell) and for rallying support on the help, aid, and reaffirmation I know I’ll need along the way. This video leans a different way with some very valid points. How about you?

Comments

  1. I don’t tell people my goals. Have tried that and it does not work. I just keep them to myself and go for it. However I do break them down in little steps so I don’t over drive myself nutty.
    Debbie

  2. Hi Debbie,

    Thanks for commenting!

    What about the goals that require support? The things I’ve been most proud of achieving required a ridiculous amount of help. ie ‘I get by with a little help from my friends.’

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